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April 20, 2011

Paul Brady set to Play Intimate Show in Newbridge

Paul_Brady_Riverbank_Arts_Centre It is rare to have an opportunity to sit in an intimate space, and have one of Ireland’s best-known musicians perform for you. However, on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th of April, the outstanding Paul Brady will do just that at Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co. Kildare.

One of Ireland’s most enduringly popular artists. Paul Brady, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist needs no introduction. With an incredible music career behind him, 2010 saw Paul releasing his 14th solo album, ‘Hooba Dooba’ to widespread acclaim, with Hot Press editor Niall Stokes saying ‘This is by far Paul Brady’s most assured and deepest album since the seminal Hard Station.’

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 50’s child, his first sounds were the Swing, Jazz, Show tunes of his parent’s generation. Then 50′s Rock ‘n Roll, 60′s pop and Motown, Blues, R’n’B and Country and Western, through all this ran a flavour of Irish traditional music and song.

Throughout his career Paul has worked and collaborated with other artists. Following a period in London and New York City with The Johnstons, 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.

Paul Brady’s repertoire of songs speak for themselves and with many awards and accolades to his name, the man shows no sign of slowing things down.  ‘The Island’, ‘Arthur McBride’, ‘Long Goodbye’ and  ‘Nobody knows’ are among many earworms circling the minds of most Irish people.

Paul Brady continues to push out the boundaries not only of his own talent but of Irish contemporary music. With new recordings well underway, we can only wait patiently for what Paul Brady will present to us next. Friday 29th and Saturday 30th April - a great opportunity to see this musician in the intimate setting of Riverbank Arts Centre for a show you will not forget. Tickets selling fast, to book call Riverbank Box Office on 045 448327 or visit


An evening with Paul Brady

Friday 29th and Saturday 30th April, 8pm

Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co. Kildare

Tickets: €37.50

Bookings: 045 448327 /