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 Niall Teague and Padraic Joyce came together through a shared passion for music and lyrics in Galway city, a place  full of inspiration and influence from local traditional artists and touring bands. Their collective influences have developed into a folk style blended with Americana country and blues and they have proven to be a growing talent in the Irish music scene.  Much of their new material is based on Irish events, people and places with strong connection's to local community, environment and a wider Irish audience. They have written and recorded albums including, Witness by Moonlight (2009), Niall Teague and The Fast Company (2010), Big Red Bridge (2018) and Taobh le Taobh (2020).  Big Red Bridge was recorded by Ed Kenehan and mastered by Iain Hutchinson, recording/mastering engineer of BBC Transatlantic Sessions fame. The album featured musical contributions from, Sharon Shannon and Whileaways singer Noriana Kennedy and included The Galway Advertiser's Instrumental track of the year 'Uncertain Seas'. As a native Irish Speaker Padraic Joyce brings an Irish language element to the duo's song repertoireTaobh le Taobh was an Irish language collaboration and is regularly played on Irish Radio (RTE). Their track 'Ar Saoire' was winner of the 2018 Panceltic national and International song contests.  In 2021 Niall Teague and Padraic Joyce recorded and released their single 'West for Christmas' reaching 19 in the Irish download charts. Other highlights of 2021 included winning the Oireachtas na Gaeilge’s inaugural songwriting contest . In September 2021 Niall was invited to collaborate as a producer and arranger for the track 'Christmas in Dublin' with creative writer Deirdre Devally MA. Christmas in Dublin received National airplay and reached number 2 in the Irish Download charts. In December 2021 they were invited to join the cream of Galway's musical talent for a special recording of 'Booley Sessions' at the Black Gate Arts and Cultural Centre Galway. In May of 2022 Niall Teague and Padraic Joyce became finalists in the song for Monaghan contest with their track 'Monaghan'.

Their 2023 Album Release ‘What Will We Be’ reached the top 10 in the iTunes download music charts with their Single ‘What Will We Be’ reaching number 19. The Album received critical acclaim and became shortlisted for a Best Folk Album Grammy nomination in November 2023.


Their recent Christmas single ‘Another Merry Christmas’ was listed as Hot press ‘Track of the day’ in December 2023 as well as featuring on their recommends list of Irish releases. Their 2018  EP ‘Taobh le Taobh’ remains an important modern contribution to songs in the Irish Language featuring their award winning track ‘Ar Saoire’.


Collectively Niall and Padraic have shared the stage with The Sharon Shannon band, Mundy, Shane Mc Gowan, Eleanor Shanley, Damian Dempsey, John Spillane and Declan O'Rourke.  Performance highlights collectively include The Galway Arts Festival, The Met Bury, Sligo Live, Temple bar trad fest, Purbeck Folk Festival, Warwick folk festival, Bromyard folk festival, Traid Phicnic, Shorelines Arts Festival, White Horse Sessions lahinch, RTE big music week and more. 




Stage requirements

Niall Teague and Padraic Joyce

2 - Vocals

2 - Guitar inputs/DI

2 - Small Diaphram condensors (for acosutic guitars) ideally

Niall Teague and Padraic Joyce with Neil Fitzgibbon and Maidhc O'hEaniagh

3 - Vocals

2 - Guitar inputs/DI

2 - Small Diaphram condensors (for acoustic guitars) ideally

Double bass DI line

Fiddle Di/Line

Performance History/CV's


"The sound is absolutely beautiful, melodic and beautiful, I’m blown away” Keith Finnegan, Galway Bay FM

"It's folk, it's country, it's Irish, it's bluegrass,

it's great” Phil Brown BBC Radio

"It's always a pleasure to hear a new band particularly when they are as talented as this bunch” John Rofey, Maverick Magazine

"An exciting band who play with real enthusiasm for their music” Peter Woldridge, The Shopshire Review

"Niall Teague is a gifted singer and musician and really great songwriter"  Sharon Shannon

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