Discipline: Piano and accordion
'An Incredible Talent With Musical Passion in Bucketloads'
Padruig started playing the piano at the age of 8 on The Outer Hebrides with Olwen MacLeod as my teacher. During this time he played both Classical and Scottish Traditional music advancing through the grades and also winning gold awards at the Scottish National Mod competitions. At 16 he gained a scholarship to study at St Mary’s Music School in Edinburgh under Richard Beauchamp. He also plays the pipe organ and the accordion. The accordion, he plays with a group called ‘Causeway Trio’ which has been on tour throughout Scotland. He continues his music studies at Edinburgh University and is pleased to have joined up with Olwen as a teacher. He enjoys helping pupils develop a creative palette of tools for music creation, encouraging broad musical interests and styles in order to become a richer musician. He believes there is much is to be gained from the skills of improvising, learning by ear and world music. He believes in encouraging classical, jazz and folk music both old and new to give pupils a diverse programme.
Padruig's passion for music way rewared by his nomination in the BBC Young Folk Award 2016 with his band Causeway Trio.