Throughout his career Jack has performed as a soloist, accompanist, and in groups
such as TRODA, Cóiriú and The Doc Flock. He has performed at events, festivals,
and venues across the world.
In recent years Jack has been nominated for the prestigious BBC Young Folk Award,
won the Senior Accompaniment Competition at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, and
received the ‘Young Musician’s Platform’ award from ACNI and BBC NI.
Absorbing music from an early age and playing piano from the age of seven, Jack’s
love of trad would really blossom when he picked up the guitar in his teens. He
quickly fell in love with the tunes and songs that seemed to surround him, and that
was that – his calling was clear. His guitar style has been guided and influenced by
many greats, including John Doyle, Tim Edey, Ed Boyd, Tony McManus and Seamie
O’Dowd, to name but a few.
An avid Gaeilgeoir, Jack performs songs in both Irish and English. His compositions
and selections are steeped in storytelling, as he embraces the lineage of folk music
in its truest form.
Nine years have passed since his debut EP, so it’s fair to say his debut album Le
Solas Faoithine has been a long-time coming. The name Le Solas Faoithine
(translating as By Dusklight) was the product of new routines brought on by
After (what seemed like) endless days spent staring at a screen, Jack would
religiously take a walk to watch the light fade in Mid-Ulster. Inspired by his
surroundings, dusk would be the start of a new working day as he delved into
creative work late into the night. From here Le Solas Faoithine grew.
Unsurprisingly, the album is a masterwork of thought, consideration, and beautiful
curation. Recorded and produced by himself and Dónal O’Connor, Le Solas
Faoithine features contributions from Toby Shaer, Archie Churchill-Moss, and Conor
Mallon, and can comfortably sit alongside any traditional Irish debut release of recent
times. A masterclass.
Le Solas Faoithine is available now.
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