Peadar King will continue his “Shadowlands” Album launch tour with a special night with his band at Whelan’s on Wexford St.
Peadar King is a singer and composer from the west-coast Island of Inishbofin. His lyrically adroit and melodic compositions have been amassing much popularity over the past number of years since he began playing his atypical brand of folk and roots music. Surrounded by traditional music from an early age (all of his family are musicians), it was a natural progression when Peadar began to play himself. Years later, he became enamoured with the lyrical beauty of the music of artists such as Richard Thompson, Tom Waits and Bruce Springsteen and. After being a leading member of the now defunct Galway-based rock group Cornerstone from 2004-2006, Peadar spent some time living and performing his music in France where he developed his craft playing with musicians from radically divergent backgrounds – from gypsy jazz to bossa nova, folk and blues.
In 2008 he returned to Ireland he recorded and released his first album “The Nature of Flaws.
“In the Nature of Flaws Peadar King has put together a body of work that resonates like a vintage guitar in brand new hands. A distinctive voice that tells the truth.” -Fiachna o Braonain , The hothouse Flowers
“King’s voice is a deep, paternal voice .It has a comforting tone – unpretentious and familiar, yet it shapes his unique identity as a young man on a journey. “The Nature of Flaws.” Is a journey that audiences can be intrigued by and identify with.”
-Marissa Foshee, Folk Alliance International
“Peadar King is a poet. His songs always tell a story and his rich voice invites you to be a part of that story. His live performance is something special – if you get the chance go and listen to him. You will be impressed.” – Gillebride McMillan, Singer
Peadar King’s forthcoming album “The Shadowlands” is out on the May the 8th. Recorded in the world-renowned Grouse Lodge studios in the Westmeath countryside, Peadar’s new musical offering contains a compelling collection of new songs. This album is a rich and wide-ranging kaleidoscope of song, brimming with eloquence and warmth.