Pádraigín is a former teacher of young children and is a mother of two sons. As a parent and teacher, she realised how little traditional song material was available for families to enjoy and learn together, which was of a high recording standard and accompaniment by professional musicians.
She set about recording a collection of songs, produced by Garry Ó Briain and Dónal O’Connor, that could be enjoyed by adults and children together both at home and in the classroom. To date she has recorded over 60 songs for young people. As well as the recordings below, Pádraigín’s new composition ‘An Colm’ featured on Mama’s Lullaby: Lullabies Sung By Women Around the World.
LET THE FAIRIES IN
Irish Traditional Songs for children in English with accompaniment from Dónal O’Connor, Garry Ó Briain, Máirtín O’Connor and Nollaig Casey.
“These songs are ageless, timeless and beautiful. The singing is sublime and the arrangements are superb. A perfect collection for home and school”
Nuala O’Connor Irish Times
Gilly Cullen illustrated Let the Fairies In. You can see her artwork at the top of this page.
A Stór is a Stóirín (2 CDs)
An iconic and timeless classic – a double CD of 36 popular Irish language songs for all ages. The songs are accompanied by Garry Ó Briain, Máirtín O’Connor, Nollaig Casey, Rónan Browne, Ruairí Ó hUallacháin, Tommy Hayes and Cathal McConnell.
Frances Lambe illustrated the cover of the collection.
An Irish Lullaby
An album of lullabies in Irish and English, produced by Máire Breatnach, to soothe both adult and child.
Words, translation and notes available in booklet. The album was released on Shanachie Records, US and features musicians Helen Davies and Máire Breatnach.
You can order the album from Amazon.
When I Was Young – Children’s Songs from Ireland
28 songs for children. Out of print and no longer available.