WELL known and loved singer Paul Brady will be coming to the Riverbank Arts Centre in Newbridge this January. He will be playing for two nights on Friday January 25 and Saturday January 26.
Born and raised in Strabane, Northern Ireland, on the border with the Irish Republic, he was into a wide variety of music from an early age. A Fifties child, his first sounds the Swing, Jazz, Show tunes of his parents generation. Then 50’s Rock ‘n Roll, 60’s pop and Motown, Blues, R’nB and Country and Western. Through all this ran the potent flavour of Irish traditional music and song.
Moving with The Johnstons in Jan ’69 to live in London and later in ’72 to New York City, he returned to Dublin in 1974 to join Planxty, the premier Irish folk band of the early ’70’s. This was the band that was to launch the solo careers of Andy Irvine, Liam O‘ Flynn, Donal Lunny and Christy Moore. From ’76 to ’78 he played as a duo with Andy Irvine, a relationship which produced “Andy Irvine and Paul Brady”, an album loved at the time and still sought after in CD form today.
Throughout his career Paul has worked and collaborated with a number of other artists and has released 15 solo albums, as well as albums with Andy Irvine, Tommy Peoples, Matt Molloy, Andy McGann, Paddy Reynolds and John Kavanagh.
Brady’s fifteenth studio album ‘Hooba Dooba’ was released in March 2010. Widely acclaimed as one of his finest, he continues to tour, record and collaborate in a variety of creative projects around the globe.
Tickets priced at €37.50 are on sale now from the arts centre. Visit www.riverbank.ie or contact 045 448330 for more details about this or any of the upcoming gigs in the arts centre.