Pádraig Rynne is a concertina player and composer from Caherea, in Co. Clare. With a number of All-ireland titles to his name Pádraig has been touring such places as Australia, North America, The Middle East and Europe since the age of 14 and has made his name as one of Irish music's most dynamic and expressive players.
In his mid teens he had already been a founder member of Turas and recorded their well received self titled album. 1998 saw him join the band Cian with which he recorded two extremely popular albums and release one single.
Since his departure from Cian in 2001 Pádraig has recorded and performed with musicians and bands such as Arty McGlynn, Michael McGoldrick, Liz Carroll, John McSherry, Flook, At First Light etc.
"Bye A While", Pádraig's debut solo album was released in 2005 and was one of the fastest selling Irish albums of that year receiving memorable reviews at home and abroad. He is regarded by many as the greatest concertina player of his generation.
Nowadays Pádraig is a member of Ireland's hottest band "Guidewires" who have been described by the scotsman as "A modern day Bothy Band". Their new album "Live" has been said by many famous papers and music magazines as been the best album of 2009 and re-shaping Irish music. The album is available to purchase from their website www.guidewiresmusic.com