Pàdruig Morrison

Creator, Performer (individual)

Pàdruig Morrison ( is a composer and performer from the Outer Hebrides, currently based in Glasgow. He has worked with the Hebrides Ensemble, Red Note, the Hard Rain Ensemble, and with members of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. After studying with Peter Nelson and Gareth Williams at Edinburgh University, Pàdruig went to Maynooth University, Ireland, for an MA in Composition with Ryan Molloy and Martin O’ Leary. In 2019, he was the winner of the Peter Rosser Composition Competition, and received two commissions from Edinburgh International Book Festival for the Hebrides Ensemble to write vocal chamber works, including one in Gaelic. He has since continued at Maynooth to undertake a PhD in Composition, looking at the traditional influences on Scottish contemporary music. 

Pàdruig grew up with a rich inheritance from the Gaelic oral tradition, as a native Gaelic speaker from Grimsay, Uist. He continues to be an active professional traditional musician, performing with Beinn Lee ( at many Scottish and International festivals, and was a 2020 finalist in the BBC Radio Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year. He also established a group, Causeway Trio (, which combines traditional music with contemporary, jazz, and world influences, and was a BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award finalist. He has also written and recorded a number of BBC programme soundtracks.

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