McGing’s welcomes man of Aran

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WESTPORT BOUND Aran Island singer/songwriter Pádraig Jack.

Aran Island native and bilingual singer/songwriter Pádraig Jack will play his first-ever solo show in McGing’s, Westport, this Sunday, January 22 at 7pm.
Born and raised on the Gaeltacht island, Pádraig Jack retired from playing music at age nine before picking it up again in his early 20s. In the meantime he grew up and observed life, developing a passion for finding various levels of intrigue in the seemingly mundane – a characteristic which he would later explore through his songwriting.
While his sound is strongly shaped by his musical family, Padraig Jack has also been influenced by James Taylor, Paul Brady, Don Henley and Crowded House – an eclectic bunch.
As well as setting up and running a successful music showcase night in Galway called The Rosewood Sessions and regularly attending open mics, Pádraig Jack has played support slots for Dónal Lunny, The 4 of Us and John Spillane, and released his debut single in English and Irish. He’s also enjoying plenty of radio play on RTÉ Radio 1 with John Creedon, Fiachna Ó Braonáin and on The Late Date with Cathal Murray.