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Launch of CD by Brian Hughes

Athy musician Brian Hughes has just released a new album, Whirlwind, on the Galway-based Clo Iar-Chonnachta music label.



There will be a celebratory gig to launch the CD on Friday 1 December in the Clanard Court Hotel in Athy.  Brian will be joined for the gig by two brilliant musicians who also features on the album, Donnchadh Gough on bodhrán and Garry O'Briain on guitar.   

Brian Hughes has established himself as one of the finest tin whistle players in the tradition, a fact confirmed by this album of vibrant whistle music.  Brian’s earliest introduction to music was through his grandfather Christy Bracken, a noted bagpiper in the area, who transmitted his love of traditional music to his grandson.  As well as tin whistle, Brian also has a great interest in the flute and uilleann pipes and was a regular visitor to the Pipers’ Club in Henrietta Street, Dublin, in his youth.  He has always been an avid collector of tunes both old and new, many of which sit comfortably alongside each other on this wonderfully varied album.  Whirlwind is Brian’s second album. His first album, Whistle Stop, was released on the Gael-Linn label in 1997.  Reviewing Whistle Stop one reviewer commented the following: 'Superb technique and a fine feel for the music. We'll be seeing more of Brian Hughes, and the sooner the better. '  Well, the wait is over and traditional music fans can now enjoy the latest album from this talented Kildare musician.
  Brian is joined on Whirlwind by guest musicians Garry O’Briain, Nollaig Casey, Brendan O’Regan, Donnchadh Gough, James Blennerhasset and Bruno Staehlin.  Whirlwind  is available from all good record shops, and from .  All are welcome to the gig on Friday 1 December.


Contact: Brian Hughes

Phone: 059 863 1491


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