Pádraigín joins A Heaney Tribute in Brussels

Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin and Northern Ireland poets in Heaney Tribute

Celebrated Belfast poet and novelist Ciaran Carson, with emerging poets Stephen Connolly and Sophie Collins, are in Leuven and Brussels this month as part of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s Brussels Platform. The poets will headline a Seamus Heaney commemoration event at the Irish College in Leuven on Thursday 24th October.  Hosted by the…

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Heaney and Songs of the Scribe: On Home Ground Festival

On Home Ground - Seamus Heaney Festival

Pádraigín is to perform at On Home Ground, a festival that celebrates Seamus Heaney over four days in Magherafelt. Performing with Pádraigín will be Zoe Conway, John McIntyre, two of Ireland’s most gifted and versatile musicians, and Poets Leontia Flynn and Medbh McGuckian. During Pádraigín’s artistic residency in the Seamus Heaney Centre, she collaborated with…

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‘Songs of the Scribe’ City of Culture concert

Songs of the Scribe

Pádraigín, Dónal and Macdara will tomorrow perform a special concert as part of the Derry City of Culture celebrations. The event, based around Pádraigín’s ‘Songs of the Scribe‘ will take place in St. Augustine’s Church in the city. The site of the original monastic settlement of Colm Cille, St Augustine’s Church will be the venue…

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Pádraigín sings on TG4’s flagship Geantraí programme

Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin on Geantraí

Pádraigín performed recently on TG4’s flagship traditional music programme, ‘Geantraí’ alongside Macdara Ó hUallacháin Graham (viola d’amore) and Dónal O’Connor (fiddle). She performed her own composition, ‘An tAmhrán Geal’, which is a re-working of and old Oriel prayer, ‘An Paidir Geal’. For a limited time, you can watch the episode on the TG4 Player, keep…

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Pádraigín sings with Steve Vai in Vicar Street!

Steve Vai with Celtic singer Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin

Pádraigín sang ‘Mullach an tSí’ with internationally lauded guitar legend Steve Vai in Dublin’s Vicar Street on 4 December. Vai recently recorded a cover of ‘Mullach a tSí’, inspired by Pádraigín’s composition and recording. You can watch the beautiful surprise performance below. The song cover appears on Vai’s acclaimed new album, ‘The Story of Light‘,…

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Pádraigín features on BBC’s ‘Amhráin Aduaidh’

Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin on BBC

Pádraigín has been featured on ‘Amhráin Aduaidh‘, hosted by radio presenter and song collector Brian Mullen. As well as featuring as an expert on Irish song throughout the series, Pádraigín also sang and explored the 18th Century Oriel poet Art Mac Cumhaigh’s ‘Úirchill an Chreagáin’. You can watch Pádraigín’s performance below. This iconic song is…

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‘LET THE FAIRIES IN’ – songs in English for young and old

Let the Fairies In

Following the success of the landmark album A STÓR IS A STÓIRÍN – one of the most enchanting albums ever released bringing classic Irish language songs to families and schools throughout Ireland, Padraigín has now recorded some of the most delightful traditional songs in English for young and old in a new album LET THE FAIRIES IN. Click here to order directly and to support…

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Pádraigín to narrate ‘Ceol ón Chlann’ on TG4

Ceol Ón Chlann narrated by Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin

Ceol ón Chlann explores six musical families: the Keanes, the Blacks, the Ó Snodaigh’s, the McPeakes, the Pattersons and the Sands Family – famous Irish families who have brought their music to the four corners of the world. This new series, produced by Stirling Film and Television Productions Ltd. in association with the ILBF for…

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Summer in the studio!

Ancient material is providing new inspiration for a new collection of songs and is being prepared for recording during summer 2012. New instrumental arrangements and vocal sounds at recent concerts in Dublin and St Gallen in Switzerland have been received with enthusiastic response, and has opened another door of exciting possibilities in the creative process…

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