Twenty-five years on, and Brian Kennedy is still only getting started. He is a multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter, a highly-regarded radio/television presenter, Doctor of Letters from University of Ulster, novelist (not surprisingly for a lyricist of his calibre), and 'Voice of Ireland' coach.
Brian has been busy in the studio recently and has just finished recording a 32-track double CD 'Essential Collection' comprising all new recordings from the past and present including a duet with Boy George.
Brian was the featured vocalist with Van Morrison’s Blues & Soul Revue for six years and has appeared on five Van albums. He was the lead singing performer in 'Riverdance on Broadway' for nine months at Manhattan's Gershwin Theatre in an especially tailored role at the request of the composer Bill Whelan.
Brian is first and foremost a live performer and songwriter. His own words, 'music is my lifeblood ,' are reflected in his relentless schedule since the 1990s. His constant touring from Ireland and UK to Australia, including the major global festivals, has resulted in a thriving international fan base.
Brian has shared the stage with an extraordinary list of legends including Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Jeff Buckley, Moya Brennan, Sinead O’Connor, Eddi Reader, Boy George, Sting and even Richard Gere - but that’s another story.
Experience and celebrate that voice, musicianship and personality during Brian's first concert in Ballymaloe Grainstore.