Paul Brady Enters Irish Independent Album Chart at Number 1
Across the water, Paul Brady has gone straight into the Irish Independent Album Chart at Number 1 and is the third highest new entry in the overall Irish album chart at number 4.
Paul Brady is one of Ireland’s most highly regarded and successful artists. He crosses musical boundaries again and again, incorporating folk, rock, blues, traditional Irish & classic pop styles into his songwriting. His live performances, whether solo or with full band, include songs from his extensive catalog of 40 years.
The new album documents the Vicar St. nights which have already become part of musical folklore. In October 2001, Paul Brady played twenty-three successive gigs in the legendary Dublin venue, Vicar St., bringing together a glorious array of guest artists from around the globe including Bonnie Raitt, Mark Knopfler, Van Morrison, Sinéad O’Connor, Ronan Keating, Curtis Stigers, Gavin Friday & Maurice Seezer, Eleanor McEvoy, Brian Kennedy, Moya Brennan, Mary Black, Maura O’Connell and many more.
Often classified as a musicians’ musician, Paul Brady’s songs have been covered by a huge array of major artists, amongst them Tina Turner, Cher, Carole King, Art Garfunkel, Bonnie Raitt, Joe Cocker, Cliff Richard, Trisha Yearwood and Phil Collins and, closer to home, Ronan Keating, Joe Dolan, Dickie Rock, Maura O’Connell, Liam Clancy and Mary Black. Songs such as The Island, Crazy Dreams, Nothing But The Same Old Story, Nobody Knows, Follow On, The Long Goodbye, The Homes of Donegal and Paradise Is Here have, over the years, given joy and emotional sustenance to generations of Irish at home and abroad.