Pádraig is an alumnus of the Schola Cantorum at St. Finian’s College Mullingar, and holds a BMus (UCC), MA (Performance; CSM), MA (Community Music; University of York) and PGDE (Mary Immaculate College Limerick). During his undergraduate years, Pádraig was Organ Scholar of St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral, Cork and in second year was awarded a Doc Gleeson Award by the University for achievement in solo organ performance. He is a seasoned choral singer and has sung with many choirs including the renowned St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral Choir, Cork, Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Dublin, Madrigal ’75, The Clerk’s Chorale and the Irish Youth Choir. Pádraig has held the position of conductor with Voices of Cork (2005-6), Lismore Choir (2010-14) and Ass. Dir. of Music of Honan Chapel Choir (2010-12). He has been involved in Liturgical music from a very early age and has held the post of Organist/Choir member with the following; St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral Cork (2000-6), Christ the King Church, Turners Cross (2004-6), St. Winifrid’s Church, York, (2006-7), Christ Church Cathedral Choir, Dublin (2007-10), Honan Chapel, UCC (2010-12) and is currently Organist and Director of Music at St. Francis Church, Cork. Pádraig is also a talented and highly accomplished accompanist and has accompanied many singers, choirs and instrumentalists for many events including weddings, competitions and concerts. At present, he is accompanist of the UCC Choir conducted by Dr. Eva McMullan.
Pádraig has a real passion for music education and spent many years teaching music as a curricular subject with The Magic of Music in Dublin and Cork. Teaching music at Primary Level was the motivation to return to study and in 2013 Pádraig was awarded a 1st Class Honours PGDE from Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. He is currently teaching in Bunscoil na Toirbhirte Mitchelstown, Co. Cork. Based on their experience of teaching music at many levels, Eva and Pádraig have devised this music programme, which aims to bring an innovative way to teaching music to children, both through theory and practice.