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Padraig lalor


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"An Evocative journey through Ireland's Titanic history"

Singer/songwriter Padraig Lalor comes from Northern Ireland, and so, with a fascination with both his country’s history and the Titanic, he has embarked on a musical journey. This album contains songs that capture the passion and the stories of the people who built the Titanic in Belfast, and some of those who sailed on her. Most of these are stories about the ‘ordinary’ people whom you won’t find featured in the history books. - Green Man Review

"Ismay's Dream"

In Ismay's Dream he has created a world peopled by complex Irish characters and I look forward to seeing the live show. - Irish Music Magazine

"Padraig lalor"

Padraig Lalor is a singer songwriter from Northern Ireland who has been working closely over the last few years with top performers like The Dubliners and Finbar Furey. Ismay’s Dream is his debut album … and what a debut it is!This is a great piece of work and one of the most engaging albums I’ve heard for a long time. All 10 songs take their inspiration from the story of the Titanic, which was built in Lalor’s home town of Belfast. Each song describes an incident or a character linked to the ill-fated ship.

Strong stories set to instantly appealing melodies.All the songs reveal Lalor’s gift as a storyteller, with intriguing lyrics woven around instantly appealing melodies that stick in the mind after just one hearing. - Irish Music Forever

"Padraig Lalor Ismay's Dream"

almost like a musical version of James Joyce’s Dubliners this is an album of well-written songs which is bound to appeal to those with an interest in the Titanic. - Bright Young Folk


Ireland a Troubled Romance 2002 (with Henry Marten's Ghost)
High on Spirits 2005 (with Henry Marten's Ghost)
Ismay's Dream 2012 debut solo



Padraig was born in Belfast. He lived his formative years in the 1970s against the backdrop of the troubles in Northern Ireland. He worked as a freelance journalist in the 1980s; becoming Northern Irish correspondent for the Irish Post, before gaining a Scholarship to Ruskin College Oxford. It was in Oxford he formed the Traditional Irish band Henry Marten's Ghost and started writing songs in the late 1990s.

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's music has featured on TV & radio across the world. He has opened shows for Finbar Furey, the Dubliners, Craobh Rua and has taken his individual brand of Irish music to audiences in France, Norway, Netherlands, Belgium and the Channel Islands, where he is a perennial visitor.

His debut solo album Ismay’s Dream is an evocative journey through Ireland's Titanic history that will appeal to anyone who loves great stories and great songs.