We are delighted to welcome two songwriters based in Wales Padraig Lalor and Sarah Passmore to The Acoustic Yard Festival this May. Both songwriters will be performing at our event with the help of…
Padraig Lalor born in Belfast, living in Wales and recently released his debut solo album Ismay’s Dream which is an evocative journey through Ireland’s Titanic history that will appeal to anyone who loves great stories and great songs.
He has a fascination with his country’s musical history and a love of the stories that permeate its culture, bring an engaging authenticity to his songs. Capturing the passion and contradiction of the people and places of Belfast has seen Padraig earn the reputation of a modern day Seanachaí. Not surprising perhaps, that he lists both the great Irish Tenor Josef Locke, and Belfast’s Kathleen Largey amongst his key musical influences.
“Padraig Lalor is one of the foremost singer/songwriters of his generation” – Alison O’ Riordan Irish Post
‘Rivals anything from the Celtic Gospel of Van Morrison.’ – Sean Laffey Irish Music Magazine
Sarah Passmore is a young Swansea musician whose self-penned songs belie her age. With a pathos and ability far beyond her years she has mesmerised audiences across Wales and will continue to do so. Her songs tell of an experience unique in one so young and definitely one Welsh singer to look out for.
“This girl is going to go so far. I don’t think I have ever seen such raw, natural and unwavering talent that close up before. I feel it was a true privilege.”
“Sophisticated, tangy with a hint of wood smoke. I like!”
‘This is music that you get lost in…she is not to be missed’ – Seán Laffey, Irish Music Magazine