Jack Warnock is a multi-instrumentalist/singer from Maghera, County Derry. In January 2021, Warnock was announced as the recipient of a prestigious, BBC Northern Ireland and Arts Council of Northern Ireland Young Musician Platform Award in the folk and traditional music category. As guitar/piano/cocalist in the traditional groups Cóiriú and Meargánta, he has performed in the final of Siansa Gael Linn at the National Concert Hall, Dublin on multiple occasions, and at the Royal Albert Hall, London. He was part of The Doc Flock who appeared at the Celtic Colours International Festival in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia in October 2016. As a solo artist, Warnock won the An Ré Nua competition in the lead-up to Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, 2013 in Derry and after honing his craft for a few years, was nominated for the prestigious BBC Young Folk Award in 2018. Later that year he won the Senior Accompaniment Competition at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann. He was Artist in Residence for Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin, An tAcadamh Ceoil and IMBOLC International Music Festival from 2018-19. He was also named one of Moving On Music’s ‘Emerging Artists’ for 2020, and he is the guitarist and singer with the hot new trad group, ‘TRODA’.
Warnock recently received a SIAP grant from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, through National Lottery, to record his highly anticipated debut solo album, due for release in 2021. Throughout his career, he has shared the stage with many fantastic musicians, playing support for We Banjo 3, Ulaid, Lúnasa and more. He has also accompanied musicians such as Liz Doherty, The Vallely Brothers and Troy MacGillivray. He is a graduate of Ulster University, Magee, with a 1st Class Honours in Irish with Music