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Paul Brady has Unfinished Business… and we have tickets to give away!

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first_imgThe legendary musician Paul Brady will bring the Unfinished Tour to Letterkenny this month for an outstanding night of music.Tickets are in demand for the concert at the Clanree Hotel Letterkenny on Friday, November 24th. You can get yours now at www.ticketmaster.ie – while two lucky winners will be seeing Paul Brady & Band thanks to Donegal Daily!We have two sets of tickets up for grabs. Check out our post on Facebook for details on winning a pair for you and a friend. With a career spanning five decades, Paul Brady, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is one of contemporary music’s most enduringly popular artists.Brady first came to attention as a teenager at college in the mid ‘60s, in a series of classic Dublin rock/soul bands. The world-wide folk boom of the time produced seminal groups like The Clancy Brothers, The Dubliners, Clannad and The Johnstons, with Paul soon joining the latter. He recorded seven albums with the Johnstons and moved to London then the USA, returning to Dublin in 1974 to join premier Irish folk band Planxty.Following the band’s demise, Paul played as a duo with fellow member Andy Irvine; their “Andy Irvine and Paul Brady” album still considered one of the greatest of the genre as evidenced by the sold out 40th anniversary tour Paul and Andy completed in May 2017. The late 70s saw Paul heralded as a superlative interpreter of folk songs. His definitive versions of the likes of ‘Arthur McBride’, ‘Mary & The Soldier’ and ‘The Lakes Of Pontchartrain’ influenced countless singers, including Bob Dylan who covered all three and wrote: “ ..people get too famous too fast these days and it destroys them. Some guys got it down- Leonard Cohen, Paul Brady, Lou Reed, secret heroes.”After acclaimed solo album “Welcome Here Kind Stranger” (1978), voted Folk Album of the Year by Melody Maker, Paul surprised most observers with “Hard Station” in 1981. All his own songs, the album reflected personal changes amid a highly original combination of rock, blues, soul and pop and became a classic of modern Irish music. His work soon came to international attention and other artists began to cover his songs: Tina Turner, Santana, Bonnie Raitt, Carole King, Art Garfunkel, Cher, Cliff Richard, Phil Collins, Joe Cocker and Eric Clapton, to name but a few. Throughout the 80s and 90s Paul toured widely with his band in USA, UK, Ireland and continental Europe. Many highlights included European tours with Eric Clapton and Dire Straits. The albums ‘True For You’ (1983), ‘Back To The Centre’ (1985), Primitive Dance (1987), ‘Trick Or Treat’ (1990) and ‘Spirits Colliding’ (1995) further cemented his reputation as a songwriter and dynamic performer. Celebrated by Ireland’s RTE Television with a six-part series ‘The Paul Brady Songbook’ (2002), with Lifetime Achievement awards from The Irish Recorded Music Association (1999) and BBC Radio 2 ‘Folk on 2’ (2006), inducted into the British Composers and Songwriters Academy (2004), IMRO (Ireland’s Performing Right Society) Songwriters Academy (2013), and honoured by the President of Ireland with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015, Paul Brady is not only part of the cultural fabric of Ireland but a beacon to songwriters the world over.  Admired by his peers, recent double live album, ‘The Vicar Street Sessions’ featured duets with Van Morrison, Mark Knopfler, Bonnie Raitt, Sinead O’Connor, Ronan Keating, Curtis Stigers, Gavin Friday, Mary Black, Moya Brennan, Maura O’Connell and Eleanor McEvoy.In September 2017, Paul released Unfinished Business, his 15th solo album and his first new studio album in seven years, which is receiving rave reviews. You can hear tracks from this and all his best hits at the show in the Clanree Hotel this November 24th.Tickets available from Clanree Hotel Reception Tel: 074 912 4369Ticketmaster www.ticketmaster.ie Tel: 0818 719300Paul Brady has Unfinished Business… and we have tickets to give away! was last modified: November 9th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:joe gallagher entertainmentPaul Bradylast_img read more