Pádraig Rynne (Solo)

"Rynne has never shied away from pointing his compass in unexpected directions" - THE IRISH TIMES

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 Guidewires and groundbreaking World/Jazz band NOTIFY. 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 a number of collaborative outfits, Atlantic Arc - a combination of Irish and Scottish musicians and Triad (with Dónal Lunny and Sylvain Barou).

As a soloist, Pádraig performs traditional Irish music and is considered by many to be one of the leading figures in this genre. Rynne is also a regular performer in a trio with Tara Breen (fiddle) and Elaine Higan (Harp).


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