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Ag teacht ar ais go hÁrainn sa samhraidh 2023


Returningto the Aran islands in summer 2023

With his song 'Making Sand' reaching Number 1 in the RTE Radio Airplay Chart in June 2022, Padraig Jack could not have hoped for a better way to announce his new show.

Padraig Jack's summer residency live music show features songs in Gaelic and English. Including songs from his 'RTE Album of the Week' album 'Making Sand' along with storytelling and songs ranging from the sean-nós (old-style) tradition to contemporary folk, Padraig will explore what it is about the Aran islands and the Irish language that has inspired and influenced his music.

Having toured and recorded with some of Irish music’s most notable artists such as Damien Dempsey, Seán Keane, Sharon Shannon and Foster and Allen, Padraig Jack has been described by Hot Press magazine as "One of Ireland's most exciting emerging artists" and his shows demonstrate his amazing voice, storytelling ability and heavyweight songwriting talents.

This show on his home island is not to be missed and will feature guest musicians and artists throughout the summer.


  • As heard on the Miriam O'Callaghan show 'Sunday with Miriam' on RTE Radio 1 - June 2022

  • Number 1 Single (Making Sand) – RTE Radio Airplay Chart (June 2022)

  • Recommended album, Album of the Week (Making Sand) - RTE Radio 1

  • “Magic. There's a deeply romantic core to Making Sand, but Padraig Jack is too talented ever to veer into saccharine territory. Authenticity is his hallmark.” – The Alternate Route, USA

  • “We must get him infor a session after hearing this” – Janice Long, BBC Wales

  • “Amazing….beautiful voice” - BBC West Midlands

  • “Making Sand is Beautiful” – Mike Scott (The Waterboys)

  • "A recognizably Irish soul singer"

  • "Picking up where Mic Christopher left off" -

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