BRIGID BUACH – another new song from Pádraigín’s creative well in 2021. It celebrates the gifts of the Goddess/Saint Brigid and heralds a new dawn.

With thanks to Department of Tourism Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media and First Music Contact for 2020 MISP funding towards an album of new songs due for release summer 2021. Brigid Buach is a new song which celebrates the multiple gifts of the most illustrious and much loved goddess/saint in the Irish tradition. Brigid is the patron…

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A new song: Caoineadh Cine — Ancestral Keen.

Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin portrait for portraidi.ie - photographed by Lára Ní Mhaoláin

I am releasing the second track of a new album of songs following the wonderful response to the first track BEANNÚ – released recently. I am grateful to Department of Tourism, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media and also First Music Contact for MISP funding towards an album of new songs. Both songs are a creative…

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Pádraigín interviewed on BBC Blas Ceoil

Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin Beannú video

Pádraigín featured on BBC’s flagship Irish music programme Blas Ceoil on 2 October 2020. Speaking with presenter Caoimhe Ní Chathail, Pádraigín discussed her latest song ‘Beannú’. You can listen again to the programme on BBC Sounds. ‘Beannú’ can be downloaded directly from IrishSong.com and includes an MP3, a lyric video and a lyric booklet in…

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Pádraigín interviewed in The Irish News on new song ‘Beannú’ and ongoing work.

Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin Irish News interview

Pádraigín was recently interviewed in The Irish News about her new song, ‘Beannú’, an invocation of Ireland’s goddesses. ‘Beannú’, which can be viewed on irishsong.com is one composition from an ongoing work by Pádraigín. “I thought it was timely, during Covid-19, to invoke their blessing and to re-energise their memory but it was purely coincidental…

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‘Beannú’ – a new song.

Beannú - Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin

Pádraigín released a new song as a single, in late August 2020, as an invocation of blessing which has received a great response. This time last week I released a new single BEANNÚ recorded in Redbox Studios and uploaded it here with a video. I am overwhelmed by the response on social media with over…

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Pádraigín added to Portráidí na Scríbhneoirí Gaeilge

Portráidí na Scríbhneoirí Gaeilge

Tá Pádraigín iontach buíoch agus sásta a bheith luaite mar dhuine de scríbhneoirí cruthaitheacha na Gaeilge inniu. Thar aon rud, is aitheantas é do nuachumadóireacht amhráin na Gaeilge. Pádraigín is delighted to be recognised today among Irish language creative writers, on the Portráidí/Portraits website. For many centuries in Ireland, the works of professional poets were…

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TG4 air new documentary on Pádraigín – ‘Sé mo Laoch’

Sé Mo Laoch on TG4

Pádraigín has been busy in October 2018 filming an hour long documentary  ‘Sé Mo Laoch’ for TG4 to be shown in 2019. It was a unique opportunity to gather in musicians who have shared recordings with her, over the years, including Steve Cooney, Dónal O’Connor, Ódhrán Ó Casaide, Zoe Conway, John McIntyre, Sylvia Crawford, Darren Mag…

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Pádraigín presented with further awards in 2018

Following the major TG4 Gradam Award in the Waterfront Hall in January 2018, Pádraigín was received a further four accolades including ‘Mná an Mhisnigh’ (Women of Courage) Award as part of Bliain na Gaeilge 2018 from Craobh an Iúir de Chonradh na Gaeilge. Pádraigín also received the Cultural Achievement Award 2018 from GAA An Mullach…

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Pádraigín’s media interviews in February 2018

Pádraigín had a busy week giving interviews to BBC television, TG4 Nuacht, Meon Eile Independent television, LMFM Drogheda, Argus Dundalk, BLAS BBC Radio Ulster, Dundalk Democrat and BBC News. Her performances at Gradaim Ceoil TG4 at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast on 4 February 2018, can be viewed on TG4 Player. You can watch her performance of…

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Major Award presented to Pádraigín in Belfast’s Waterfront – Gradam Ceoil TG4

Pádraigín was presented with one of the 2018 Oscars in traditional music, Gradam Ceoil TG4, for her ‘Outstanding Contribution to Traditional Song’. She was presented with the award by actor Stephen Rea in the Waterfront theatre in Belfast on February 4. She performed two songs with singers from Oriel including The Voice Squad. You can watch…

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