Paddy Mulcahy - Showreel
Paddy Mulcahy is a composer/producer from Limerick City, Ireland; best known for his use of piano and synthesizers.
Although classically trained in piano from the age of 5, Paddy has sought out his own styles through various experiments with electronic music over the course of the past
Paddy’s most recent work, Angel’s Share, was released in August 2022 on the XXIM Records imprint at Sony Music. This 12-track album showcases the Irish composer’s most advanced compositional & recording techniques to date; featuring violin and drums.
Ahead of this saw releases such as Tidal Oscillations (XXIM Records, 2021) and the critically acclaimed How To Disappear (Phases Records, 2019). Tidal Oscillations puts the 29-year old producer’s undulating synthesizer melodies on display with the latter presenting a more experimental approach to electronic music composition, featuring solo piano and ambient productions intended to explore the themes of escapism and depression.
In 2014, Paddy released his solo 4-track EP entitled Memory Season, followed by a piano performance at the launch of Nils Frahm's 'SHEETS EINS' book.
Following this successful start to his career, came Paddy’s self-release of Tape Sketches which has received over 7 million streams on Spotify alone.
The 2017 re-release of these 8 tracks helped boost Mulcahy’s career globally which helped him bring his music on the road.
In January of 2015, he played support to Lubomyr Melnyk on his first Irish performance, followed by 2 years of live performances including Body & Soul Festival, Electric Picnic and a spate of support slots around Ireland.
Paddy finished the year by soundtracking Eriú Dance Co's "LÏNGER", choreographed & written by Breandán De Gallaí.
2016/17 saw the completion and release of The Words She Said as part of the composer’s honours BSc in Music Production, received at Limerick Institute of Technology, followed by a year spent in Montreal where he studied and performed
on a range of analogue synthesizers, both old and new.
In between these projects, Mulcahy continued to provide music for international commercial adverts for companies like Deliveroo, MADE & Belstaff.
The composer's music has featured at Cannes Film Festival, London Surf Film Festival, Newport Beach Festival, London Fashion Week & dozens of other events and
Paddy signed a recording contract with London-based Phases Records, who went on to release the 5 track ambient electronic EP “From Water” in May 2018 followed by
the much-anticipated album ’How To Disappear’, supported by RTE & BBC Radio, accompanied by sold-out concerts in Limerick, Berlin & Dublin.
Now recognized for his unique approach to composing with synthesizers, Paddy continues to compose, most notably with the Juno 60 and modular synthesizers. 2023 will see him work on an electro-acoustic ambient project, DIALECTS,
comprising of field recordings from around his native Limerick City, accompanied by ambient compositions. This will be presented at the end of the year at a live event.