December 7, 2023 9:00 PM

Padraig Jack, David Hope & SAL

SAL is a Cork City based singer-songwriter with a difference. Her music explores the many colours in the spectrum of pop music, always showcasing her own versatility as an artist, whilst maintaining her pop sensibilities.

Her first two singles, ‘Bullet In The Heart’, and ‘Everything’, both received an extremely warm welcome from radio and music media in Ireland and the UK. In the world of live music, SAL has covered a huge amount of ground, from gracing stages in some of Ireland’s most prestigious venues and festivals, to regular shows in the UK and Germany.

Clare singer-songwriter, David Hope kicked 2022 off with the two new singles, ‘Moon and back’ and 'Whiskey Mornings'. Both singles are from his forthcoming fifth studio album ‘...and the Sea’ which is out in September 2022. Having previously worked with Irish folk legends, Terry Woods and Declan Sinnott, Hope has collaborated yet again with legendary producer and drummer, Christian Best, on his new album.

'…and the Sea’ is the fifth studio album release by Irish singer-songwriter, David Hope. Both lyrically and musically, this is the deepest dive that Hope has taken into his songwriting and recording. Through capturing a mix of raw emotional acoustic tracks and full band epics, this makes for his most complete album to date.

Padraig Jack was born into a musical family from the Aran islands. His dad is the songwriter Barry Ronan and he is the nephew of the Irish poet and Aosdána member Mary O’Malley. A native of Aran which has produced writers Liam O Flaithearta, Máirtín Ó Direáin and Breandán Ó hEithir, Padraig is proudly bilingual both as a conversationalist and a songwriter.

A songwriter and composer who writes and sings meaningful songs on guitar and piano in Gaelic and English, his debut album ‘Making Sand’ was named the RTE Radio Album of the Week garnering critical acclaim from Hot Press, Rock’n’Reel magazine (UK) and The Alternate Root (US) and the title track was nominated for ‘Best Original Track’ at the RTE Folk Awards. Padraig is currently recording his second album with renowned producer John Reynolds (Sinead O Connor, Damien Dempsey).

Padraig Jack’s recent single ‘It Could Be Home’ was added to the RTE Recommends list for two weeks on its release in April and was the first single of his upcoming second album which will be released in 2024. His latest single ‘What Is Love’ is released in July.