Paul Irksuk

Paul Irksuk is a well known song writer across Nunavut and Nunavik. He started singing on stage around 1970s with one of his first band with Simon Sigjariak and Charlie Panigoniak; also Andy Aliyak, Leonard Teenar Paul Kaludjak and Harry Tautungi. As of today his band consists of David Kuksuk, John Kuksuk, Billy Kuksuk, Sandy Okatsiak and his son Arsene Irksuk. He also has a band with his 5 children - Gerard, Arsene, Paul jr, Leonard and Billy irksuk.

Paul wrote a song called “Kappurvik” which is known as ‘Quviasugitsii tamani nunaptingnii’ – he wrote this song of a time he travelled to a different community to go sing on stage with Simon Sigjariak.


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