Pádraig Rynne is regarded as one of the finest concertina players in Irish music today being described by The Irish alphabet stew as "one of the freshest sounds in Irish music". Born in County Clare, Pádraig grew up in a house steeped in Traditional Irish Music.
In his early years Pádraig won five all Ireland titles as well as three Oireachtas titles. By the age of seventeen Pádraig had all ready toured the U.S.A, Canada, Ireland and Australia as well as having recorded an album with the young band "Turas".
In 1998 Pádraig joined the well known band "Cían" with which he recorded two albums as well as touring the world extensively.
Since his departure from that band in 2001, Pádraig has worked and recorded with artists of the calibre of Arty McGlynn, Alan Kelly, John McSherry, John Jo Kelly, At First light, Flook & Tamalin just to name a few, as well as recording an album entitled "Live in Belfast" with Paul Meehan & Paul Bradley.
"Bye A While" - Padraig's first solo album was released in 2005. This long awaited album has some of the finest Irish musicians you can find in Irish music guesting on it.It was one of the top selling traditional Irish music albums of 2006.
Some of the quotes from reviews of this album are:
"Pádraig's talent is broad enough to encompass the wonderful bouncy Fusco from Galician band Berroguetto, the hypnotic Plevin by Brittany's Soig Siberil, and a couple of other glorious oddities"
- Irish Music Magazine
"I first heard Pádraig Rynne in 1998 and was immediately taken with his vigourous, yet subtle musicianship, and his mastery of his chosen instrument. Pádraig is of open mind musically, and this is reflected with integrity and style, on this long awaited debut album, which includes some of the best musicians in this country today"
- Brendan O Regan
"One of the freshest sounds in Irish music"
- Folkroots Magazine
"His is top class music. Pádraig is a young concertina player from County Clare, but he's a vastly experienced one"
- Claddagh Records
"Padraig Rynne is a high-power concertina player whose choice of material and arrangements set him firmly among the modernists"
- Celtic Grooves