I'm back in Japan, just around the same time as last year. The weather is completely different this time. 21℃ mid afternoon. T-shirt weather, as we say at home. I've one gig behind me and again I'm left wondering what these lovely people see/ hear in me. Because listen they do. Scarily so. Mind you, you learn a lot about yourself and your art in this country. Freed of, … [Read more...] about Back In Japan
We're pleased to announce the April 23rd 2012 Proper Records release of the new 22 track double CD 'Dancer In The Fire - A Paul Brady Anthology'. Now available to pre-order from our secure Paul Brady website, Proper Records or Amazon , it's a collection of Paul's own favourite recordings from over the years including new remixes, alternative versions, demos and singles. For … [Read more...] about ‘Dancer In The Fire’ – A Paul Brady Anthology
On Friday October 7th I was presented with the 2011 Alumnus Illustrissimus award for distinguished past pupils by my old school St Columb's College, Derry ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Columb%27s_College) . The award itself is a beautiful piece of sculpture by my friend the late Eamon O'Doherty representing the voyage of St Columba and his fellow monks to the island of Iona … [Read more...] about Former High School Honour for Paul Brady
A six part entertainment series on RTE television hosted by the legendary broadcaster Gay Byrne and featuring music and chat from stars of the Irish Music World.. Paul Brady, Christy Moore, Bob Geldof, Imelda May, Mary Black and Daniel O’Donnell is being recorded in June. If you would like to be part of our studio audience for the show with Paul Brady, which will take place in … [Read more...] about Want to be in the audience at a Paul Brady TV special?
While it could not come close to eclipsing his musical achievements, Paul Brady’s reputation as something of a curmudgeon precedes him. So when I find him in a loquacious mood at his South Dublin home, it is both a surprise and relief. Indeed he says that he wishes Van Morrison, his Northern contemporary, ‘was a bit happier’. But Paul is not a man without his own darkness. … [Read more...] about Paul Brady interview with Jason O’Toole in Irish Daily Mail Jan 8th 2011
The Lefsetz Letter (http://lefsetz.com/wordpress/) is an influential music industry blog from LA based Bob Lefsetz that goes out to around 250,000 people. This is a recent issue which I don't think he'll mind me sharing with you. Also my reply to him which he re-blogged. From: "Bob Lefsetz" <email@example.com> Date: 12 November 2010 04:49:04 GMT Subject: The Long … [Read more...] about Bob Lefsetz on ‘The Long Goodbye’
A correction to the Wikipedia Paul Brady page...well at least one of the dozens of inaccuracies that need to be fixed...is the supposed quote from Bob Dylan saying I was "One of only five artists in the world worth getting out of bed for." BOB DYLAN NEVER SAID THAT!!!! If anyone has any input to Wikipedia will they please remove that? It was some jaded, jaundiced hack in … [Read more...] about PB & Bob Dylan
Yesterday in the Irish High Court, a judge ruled that there was no law presently available to him to force ISPs to cut off users who used the ISP bandwidth to illegally download and share music for free...not just a song or two but on a commercial basis. This is a very serious issue...and possibly the end of the recorded music business. It's wrongly criticised by people who … [Read more...] about The end of recorded music?
Some years back I recorded a version of the Jesse Colin Young song 'Let's Get Together' for a compilation called 'Bleecker Street /Greenwich Village in the 60s'. Just recently it's been taken up by the Fransiscan Sisters of Charity as one of their 'Streaming Songs Of Peace', Give it a listen! … [Read more...] about Paul Brady version of ‘Let’s Get Together’ taken up by the Fransiscan Sisters of Charity