Pàdruig Morrison is a composer and performer from the Outer Hebrides, based in Glasgow. He has worked with the Hebrides Ensemble, Red Note, the Hard Rain Ensemble, and with members of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. He is currently undertaking a PhD in Composition looking at traditional influences in Scottish contemporary music.
Pàdruig Morrison (born 1996) is a composer and performer from the Outer Hebrides, presently 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, Ireland, for a MA in Composition with Ryan Molloy and Martin O’ Leary. In that year he was the winner of the Peter Rosser Composition Competition. 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 festival, 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. He has also written and recorded a number of BBC programme soundtracks.