The Grammy shortlisted and Galway-based folk duo, Niall Teague and Padraic Joyce have just release their new single 'Another Merry Christmas', in the run up to the Christmas season.
Praise for the duo comes from Sharon Shannon saying; "Gifted singers and musicians and really great songwriters” and Galway Bay FM's Keith Finnegan; "The sound is absolutely beautiful, melodic and beautiful, I’m blown away”.
“'Another Merry Christmas', is what we’re all hoping for. Through the storms, wars, and grief, in our own lives and across the world, the thought of holding our nearest and dearest close whilst the snow falls softly amongst twinkling fairy lights never fails to sustain us through long, sometimes lonely winter nights.”
Niall Teague and Padraic Joyce, with the help of the Contempo Quartet, and some of the finest musicians Ireland has to offer, have distilled that yearning into a song that seems familiar but is altogether new. With soaring strings, chiming guitars, glistening rhythms and voices that beckon you to fly above the darkness outside the window, their invitation stands open to all: It’s time to leave all your woes behind, to forget about the year gone by and to get in the mood for: 'Another Merry Christmas'! Listen to it here.
Fresh from touring their Grammy shortlisted album “What Will We Be”, Niall and Padraic, award- winning songwriters in their own right (International PanCeltic Songwriting Contest 2019, Oireachtas Original Song Contest 2021), are gunning to be a decade long overnight success with a song that celebrates both their love of the Yuletide season and hook-filled classic songwriting.
The arrangement ticks all the boxes you could wish for in a seasonal classic and really gets the festive spirit flowing. From its opening intimate vocal delivery with Eleanor Rigby-like cello accompaniment, to its climactic closing passage, the song is bursting with Christmas energy. Contributions from percussion wizard Jim Higgins (The Stunning, Christy Moore, Paul Brady), Galway drumming legend Miki Belton, and bassist Maidhc O’hÉanaigh really shine.
The release of this single wouldn't have been possible without; Niall Teague (Guitar and Vocals), Padraic Joyce (Guitar and Vocals), Contempo Quartet (Strings), Miki Belton (Drums), Jim Higgins (Percussion), Maidhc O’ hÉanaigh (Double Bass), Paddy Jordan (Engineer), Niall Teague and Padraic Joyce (Producers), Aidan Foley (Mastering), and Eoin Corcoran (String Arrangement).
For more information on this launch please check out their website: www.niallteagueandpadraicjoycemusic.com/.