Paul Brady

2011 performers

photo courtesy of Paul Brady

Paul Brady
, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is one of Ireland's most enduringly popular artists. Brady's impressive 5 decade long career has seen him pass through several major bands like The Johnstons and Planxty and then on to a successful solo phase. In 1976, Brady recorded an album with Andy Irvine that he now regards as one of his best. He has received high praise from world renowned artists such as Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt and U2's Bono. In 2000, Brady signed a deal with Compass and reissued his catalog in the new millennium. The impressive collaboration on Oh What A World pushed Brady back into the limelight.

"Some guys got it down, Leonard Cohen, Paul Brady, Lou Reed, secret heroes" - Bob Dylan.