Saturday, February 14, 2009

Padraig Rynne

Pádraig Rynne is regarded as one of the finest concertina players in Irish music today being described by The Irish alphabet stew as "one of the freshest sounds in Irish music". Born in County Clare, Pádraig grew up in a house steeped in Traditional Irish Music.

In his early years Pádraig won five all Ireland titles as well as three Oireachtas titles. By the age of seventeen Pádraig had all ready toured the U.S.A, Canada, Ireland and Australia as well as having recorded an album with the young band "Turas".

In 1998 Pádraig joined the well known band "Cían" with which he recorded two albums as well as touring the world extensively.

Since his departure from that band in 2001, Pádraig has worked and recorded with artists of the calibre of Arty McGlynn, Alan Kelly, John McSherry, John Jo Kelly, At First light, Flook & Tamalin just to name a few, as well as recording an album entitled "Live in Belfast" with Paul Meehan & Paul Bradley.

"Bye A While" - Padraig's first solo album was released in 2005. This long awaited album has some of the finest Irish musicians you can find in Irish music guesting on it. It shows the through ability of this young concertina player and the bright future that he has ahead of him.

Also, visit my MySpace page and leave a comment! Thanks, Pádraig.

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