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 of the arts, craft, healing, fire, alchemy, new life and spring and she heralds the new life of spring. Pádraigín says “This song is at once ancient and new, and is released to raise Brigid’s healing spirit and ours, and to stir us into new energy as we move from one of the most turbulent times on earth to a springtime of new growth and awareness for humanity.”

Composed by Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin from ancient lyrics, it is accompanied by Steve Cooney (bass guitar, acoustic guitars and percussion & vocals) and Dónal O’Connor (fiddle, keyboards, percussion & vocals). Brigid photo: Margaret Roddy. Produced by Dónal O’Connor in RedBox Studios.

About Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin

Of County Armagh and Louth parentage, Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin was raised in an Irish speaking family of eight. She is a multifaceted traditional artist: a professional singer since 1999 and a researcher, song writer, author and composer.