Described as “one of the freshest sounds in Irish music” by fRoots magazine, Padraig 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, Padraig is recognised for his refreshing explorations into the Irish Tradition and beyond. His band work includes, founder and former member of groundbreaking Irish/Breton band Guidewires and current member of Triad with Dónal Lunny and Sylvain Barou. Rynne has curated a number of high profile ensembles and tours including Irish Arts Council funded projects Dán, Atlantic I/O and NOTIFY + Pauline Scanlon.
Currently Rynne tours with Irish instrumental group NOTIFY and Atlantic Arc Orchestra - a combination of Irish, Scottish, English and Breton musicians.
Pádraig has featured on over thirty albums and has made many high profile TV appearances. He was a featured musician on the Soundtrack to recent successful BBC movie - “After the dance”.
Pádraig works very regularly with other artists and recently was 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.