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25th October


Sligo Live presents Paul Brady Trio 25th October 2024 in the Knocknarea Arena at ATU Sligo. Tickets €47.00 + s.c. 

Paul Brady, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is one of Ireland’s most enduringly popular artists. He returns by popular demand to Sligo Live for a trio performance with two of his long time collaborators, Bill Shanley and Steven Fletcher. With classics such as ‘The Island’, ‘Nobody Knows’, ‘Arthur McBride’ and many more, this is an evening not to be missed! 

Paul Brady crosses musical boundaries again and again, incorporating folk, rock, blues traditional Irish & classic pop styles into his song writing. His live performances, whether solo or with his trio, include songs from his extensive catalogue of 40 years. Often classified as a musicians’ musician, Paul Brady’s songs have been covered by a huge array of major artists. 

An evening with Paul Brady on stage is a captivating experience, as he invites you into his world of songs and music in a way that will surprise in its intimacy, sense of fun and raw power. By now a well-loved ‘elder statesman’ of the Irish musical community, he continues to garner respect and admiration from today’s younger writers and performers. He was awarded a ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ from The National Concert Hall, Dublin, Ireland which was presented by The President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins.

Paul’s trio features Steve Fletcher on Keys and vocals and Bill Shanley Electric Guitar and vocals. Bill Shanley was raised in the West Cork haven of Clonakilty and now lives in Dublin, Bill has established himself on the Irish and international stage, through touring and contributing to albums with The Kinks, Ray DaviesPaul BradyGilbert O’SullivanMary BlackSinead O’Connor to name a few. Since 2005 he has joined Paul playing electric guitar on numerous tours and recordings. Bill has also released two solo albums, most recently ‘Midnight Mission’, an album that draws on his world class guitar playing and ability to write great, timeless melodies. 

Steve Fletcher in addition to his keyboard work with Paul has been a member of The Penguin Café Orchestra, The London-based singer and multi-instrumentalist was half of British Eurovision contestants Bardo, whose entry ‘One Step Further’ went on to reach no.2 in the U.K. singles chart and has played with Boy GeorgeMURRAY HEAD and many others throughout a distinguished career.   

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