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Padraig Stevens live

Wednesday, 15th February, 2017 1:00am

Legendary Tuam songwriter Padraig Stevens will play a rare Galway concert on Thursday 23 February in the Ruby Room, upstairs at the King’s Head where he will be accompanied by Leo Moran, lead guitarist with The Saw Doctors.

Padraig Stevens has written hit songs for Christy Moore, The Saw Doctors, and Michael English but if you want to hear the original versions of favourites like ‘The Tuam Beat’ and ‘Ireland for the Summer’, Padraig will perform a selection from his songbook in the intimate setting of the Ruby Room.

Padraig is best known for his work with The Saw Doctors with whom he has recorded and toured extensively. Padraig is also co-writer of some of The Saw Doctors hit songs including ‘I Useta Lover’, ‘Still the Only One’ and ‘That’s What She Said Last Night’.

Padraig Stevens has been writing and performing for 50 years and a night of original songs is promised along with a few stories thrown in about Padraig’s early days in the music business, working with bands such as The Problems, The Powerpack, and his stint as manager of the Tuam punk rock band Blaze X.

Padraig, who has been honoured with Arts Awards by both Galway County Council and Tuam Town Council, has released two acclaimed solo albums, ‘Sound’ and ‘Puddles and Rainbows’ as well as an album of songs with Leo Moran under the moniker ‘The Folk Footballers’.

Tickets for the Padraig Stevens concert at the Ruby Room at the King’s Head on Thursday 23 February are available online from the Town Hall Theatre ( or from the King’s Head (091-566630) with doors at 8.30pm.

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