Paul Doran is an Irish singer-songwriter and writer of 'Natives' and The Gardener, made popular by Christy Moore.

He began performing in the Coffee Kitchen folk club and Dublin venues in the 1970s where he gained a reputation as an emerging songwriter and session singer. In 1986 he co-wrote ‘Make it Work’ with Christy Moore for the Self-Aid concert, a controversial event in Ireland, and one which he came to regret his involvement in. He continued to write and perform as a working musician but didn't release his own material and remained relatively unknown. 

In 2018 he released his debut album 'Sand' which featured nine original songs played by some of Irelands finest musicians.

His second album '10 Days in Rome' is due for release in September 2020 with a double A-side single 'I Remember You' and 'Just Passin' Through' released on June 15th 2020

His songs have been sung by:

Christy Moore, Paolo Nutini, Mary Coughlan, Mary Black, Eleanor Shanley and others

Quotes:

‘Natives has touched listeners round the globe with it’s universal quality’ -Christy Moore 

“Paul Doran’s brilliant ‘Poison Words’ will doubtless see The Holy Ground hovering at or around the top of the charts till year’s end” – Hot Press 

‘I was dying to sing this song for years but I didn’t have the guts’ - Mary Coughlan