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The master of The Tuam Beat to sing his own songs

ONE of the music world’s most natural storytellers, Tuam’s Padraig Stevens, will make a rare appearance on the live stage later this month.
It’s not that the man behind the Streets of Galway song is averse to performing, it’s simply something he doesn’t get around to organising himself. “I’ll do it if I’m asked,” Padraig says. “I’m not so good at the hustlin’.”
He has left the 'hustling’ this time to his former bandmate and many a time co-writer Leo Moran who Padraig jokes was “at a loose end” when fellow Saw Doctor member Davy Carton was resting his vocal cords.
And so it’s come about that Padraig, one of the founding members of The Saw Doctors, is singing and playing in two venues on February 22 and 23 with Leo providing any backing singing and playing required.

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