PADRAIG STEVENS may originally be from Sligo but he is a legend within the idiosyncratic and brilliant music community of Tuam, and will headline a new music night in Galway.
Padraig will headline The Galway Songwriter’s Club, in the Side Bar, Monroe’s Tavern, Dominick Street, on Monday April 4 at 7.30pm. This new, monthly event, hosted by Noreena Gill, is about artists coming together to showcase their songs in an intimate setting.
Padraig started his first band, The Problems, in Tuam in 1966. He was one of the founding members of The Saw Doctors and co-wrote 'Never Mind the Strangers’, used by Guinness in a million-dollar radio ad campaign for Harp Lager. He has recently been writing new material with Sawdocs Leo Moran and Davy Cartin.
He has released several solo albums, featuring songs filled with poetry, nature, traditionalism, honesty, and colloquial humour. His songs have been recorded by The Saw Doctors, Eleanor Shanley, Matt Keane, Sean Tyrrell, Citizen Keane, and Christy Moore.
Admission is free.