I've enjoyed your music for many years and got to see you play once live, in the Barbican in London, years ago. Absolutely loved it. I'm now learning the guitar, a couple of years in, and have progressed to The Lakes of Pontchartrain, even getting to grips with the introduction! I would also like to learn Arthur McBride and have attempted to download the TAB from your shop but it seems to be unavailable - in fact I get 'malware' warnings. Is there any other way that I can get it? I'm very happy to pay something. Keep up the great work - you are inspirational!
Just over a half century since I first fell for The Johnstons sound... now via the BGO CDs, I'm happy to be reunited with magic sounds - and poignantly ' If I Sang my Song' . Adrienne ( RIP)in magnificent voice (a la Sandy Denny at times).Lovely stuff - 'Arthur McBride' and 'Pontchartrain' next on the youtube hits...thanks for so much ace music - all the best to you and yours - D
I am quite new to your music but I really love listening to your back catalogue. I am a big folk music fan and I stumbled on The Johnstons by accident really and loved it. I am becoming quite a big fan of your music, it is outstanding indeed. All my best to you and yours and stay safe.
Love from Iceland,
Years ago, in what seems like another lifetime, I was in a folk trio in Dublin called the Ryecatchers (with Paddy Finney and Sandy McClintock) and we did a small tour with the Johnstons and Sweeney’s Men. After the last gig in Limerick, there was a party for us all at Mick Moloney’s house, and I remember to this day that you sang at the piano a lovely song that you had just written called ‘Brilliant’ or ‘Brilliance’. Did you ever record that song?
It was very good to meet you again at the Vicar Street concert celebrating the 40th anniversary of your album with Andy Irvine. Your music has been a constant source of enjoyment to me and my family over these many years.
What a beautiful gig last night .... I found it very emotional and touching ..... even without us all being together your music moves the soul. Thank you and much love xx
Hi Paul, relistening to the NCH concert this evening from November last - continues to pick my spirits up at this difficult time for us all. 'Follow On' is possibly the best song I didn't know i've known all my life and has kept me perpetually going in this lockdown. We will brave the stormy weather. All the best to you and yours.
Paul u signed my drum last year at the boomtown rats and i have it hanging on my wall i love it
Paul, any chance you're going to rerelease the original Hard Station (non American Remix) on vinyl?
Having just discovered your music I'm blown away by your back catalogue. What a voice, what a song writer and what a player. Thank you for your music.
Heard Paul's version of Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore on Irish Pub radio - love it... Any Idea what harmonica is used in that song - maybe not a harmonica???
Me and my mate are late starters on guitar, and we have our own rendition of Steel Claw that we play at open mic. Please, will you tell me what is the Steel Claw??? Pardon my ignorance. I have been singing this song since the 80's and do not know it's meaning. Thank you. You are loved here in Wyoming.
Hi Paul, when are you across to Los Angles- we R originally from NI, relations of a famous poet (Seamus) you have a lot of fans here- dinner at my house in Cheviot hills!!
Paul, I've just bough your CD Andy Irvine/Paul Brady, and am enjoying it immensely. It takes me back in time, me being an old folkie. I will have to get some more of your fine music, that's for sure.
Paul, decided to listen to 'Working at Christmas' on playback today - don't care that it's only November, it's been a tough year. Underrated song. Take care, Bill
I think I tried to post this before, but I don’t think I was successful.
Paul - many , many thanks for your session in the NCH last Saturday night - just magic - pity you could not hear us clapping
Paul I regret I missed your NCH concert, are there any plans to make it more widely available? PS We also being from Derry used to holiday in Bundoran in the 60s, I think our parents were friendly. What hotel[s] did you play in there? Many thanks. John
Paul, the live show from the NCH on Saturday was inspired as well as your choice of guest. Such great choices of songs and great to see you performing again. MORE!!!! Thank you - what a gift to celebrate the US result.
Paul,Just listened to Homes of Donegal.I´m originally from Ballintra Donegal and living here in Brazil since 1972.I walked with indigenous peoples for many years.Slainte
Just wanted to say a huge thank you Paul ❤️
My husband Kevin and daughter Katie watched you live from NCH. tonight.You could not hear us but we were there clapping singing and at times crying. What a gift you were given and what a gift it is that you willingly share. We have followed you throughout your career. Thank you PJ Brady. Our world is what you made it...
Thank you for the beautiful concert tonight at NCH Nov 7. Loved it all. best wishes, Margaret & co