Padraig studied music earning a B.Mus. degree from UCD, a G.Dip.Ed (Music) from University of Limerick, an ADV.Dip.PD (Inclusive Education) from Queens University Belfast, and an M.Mus. Masters in Musicology from UCD.
He works as the Music Teacher at the Holy Family Community School, Rathcoole, and spends the rest of his time working as an accompanist and session musician in a variety of genres from Church to choral to rock music. He has performed in Saint Mary’s Pro Cathedral, the Mansion House, Whelans, Farmleigh House, The Academy, the RDS, The Village, and The Helix, as well as performing at World Youth Days in Toronto, Cologne, Sydney and Madrid.
Padraig composed the theme song for the Dublin Diocesan ‘Year of Evangelisation’ called Raise Your Voice along with lyricist Anna Keegan. He also composed the score for the Irish dance and musical theatre work The Cloak, along with writer Padraig Dunne, which is based on the life of Saint Brigid. Bishop Denis Nulty of the Diocese of Kildare & Leighlin launched Padraig’s Mass of the People in February 2017, and it received it premiere performance at the National Shrine of Our Lady in Knock in April 2017.