Brendan will launch his new album Hubbin' It at The Balor theatre Ballybofey on Thursday Sept 22nd
Brendan will have his full band with him plus special guests
Show starts @ 8pm
Brendan Sixty Years On Stage
It’s hard to believe it’s sixty years …….. as they say the old dog for the hard road and on this occasion it could perfectly fit Mr Brendan Quinn as 2024 sees the talented singer and musician celebrate sixty years in the music business.
To celebrate Brendan will embark on a nationwide tour with a full band that’s sure to bring back floods of memories to his many fans and followers over those sixty years.
Born in Magherafelt Brendan made his stage debut with Malachy Doris before his first recording in 1969, a unique version of the Kris Kristofferson classic ‘Help Me Make It Through The Night’, which picked up a lot of airplay. Then in 1971 he released ‘It’s four In The Morning’ which went to no 1 in the Irish charts. There then followed a string of hit records such as ‘Bandy The Rodeo clown’, ‘Daddy’s Little Girl’, ’To Daddy’ and ‘Angeline Would you Like To Dance Again’.
In 1976 Brendan struck out on his own with the formation of his own band The Bluebirds, recording albums, doing TV shows and touring all over Ireland, Europe and the US.
Through the early nineties the “Kickin Mule” was borne out of the regular Monday Jam sessions in Omagh and it proved to be an opportunity for Brendan to really cut loose with his musical friends. It was a chance to throw of the rigours of touring and the “Mule” took on a whole new life in the business.
Moving in a new sphere there were those that even thought Brendan out of music but Brendan, is far from retired as his latest recording goes to prove, he is as busy as ever. That latest single “Gettys Window” is receiving plenty of airplay, produced at Grooveshack in Ramelton and mastered by Billy Robinson, Brendan is joined by Dermott Byrne, Lawrence Doherty, Pat Crowley and the well known Pete O’Hanlon who was also a regular with the “Kickin Mule”
Apart from “Gettys Window” over the past couple of years has seen several releases, ‘Tickin’ Over’ has been highly acclaimed and received massive airplay. ‘I Have Met My Love Today’ was also a big Irish hit on the airwaves and he shows no sign of slowing down.
Now living in Fanad County Donegal, Brendan and Bernie enjoy the rugged Donegal coastal life but the guitar is never far away and his superb “covid lockdown” on line performances were heartwarming, funny and went to showcase his never ending quality and he runs a monthly acoustic gig in Fanavolty Hall ‘Séisiuin Fhánada” bringing top Irish musicians to the Fanad peninsula.
Brendan had been considering the best way to celebrate sixty year anniversary over the past few years but feels that thankfully he is still fit and well and can still bring his audience the best performances, “that good Donegal air perfect for the vocal chords”, he laughs.
This concert tour will be spread over the entire year all over the Country and to the UK, a place where Brendan had a huge following and it will feature a genuinely talented band of session musicians, including Irish Trad legends Steve Cooney and Dermot Byrne from Altan. Brendan will also include a few friends as guest stars on the shows across the Countryt.
Brendan’s Celebration Tour comes to
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