Music Generation Clare
Music Generation Development Officer: Padraig Rynne
Described as ‘one of the freshest sounds in Irish music’ by fRoots magazine, Pádraig Rynne is a virtuoso musician, prolific composer and is regarded as one of the finest concertina players in Irish music today.
With an MA in Music Technology and a passion for experimenting with diverse genres, Pádraig is recognised for his refreshing explorations into the Irish Tradition and beyond. He was a founder of the band Triad with Dónal Lunny and Sylvain Barou, and a member of the Scottish/Irish super group, Atlantic Arc Orchestra, among others. Rynne has curated a number of high-profile ensembles and tours including the Arts Council-funded projects Dán, Atlantic I/O, and NOTIFY + Pauline Scanlon.
Pádraig has featured on over thirty albums and has made many high-profile television appearances. He was a featured musician on the soundtrack to the recent BBC movie ‘After the Dance’.
He also works very regularly with other artists and was recently commissioned to write the music for the opening of TG4 XX, with award-winning electronic band Aeons. As a sound designer, Pádraig has lent his music and unique creative soundscapes to many albums and productions.
Currently Pádraig performs with Irish instrumental group NOTIFY – a ground-breaking ensemble combining Irish traditional music with jazz elements.
Music Generation Clare is managed by Clare Music Education Partnership, led by Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board in partnership with Clare County Council, University of Limerick and Clare Education Centre.