Brian returns to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Since his cancer diagnosis, Brian states music has been medicine for him throughout. In June 2019, Brian completes a five-month chemotherapy chapter and he cannot wait to bring new music and energy to the Fringe. Hear new songs from his EP Recovery and from his vast 29-year catalogue charting his collaborations with Van Morrison and Secret Garden.
Brian signs up for Radio Show
Brian is joining Clare FM to host a new Life, Love and Happiness show. The programme, which has been in the development stages for months, will be exclusive to Clare FM and its sister Station Tipp FM. Click on the above link for full details.
Reading The Future
Brian has a short story called "There was Only So Much One House Could Take" published in the book Reading the Future:
New writing from Ireland celebrating 250 years of Hodges Figgis.
Brian will read his short story at Hodges Figgis, 56-58 Dawson Street, Dublin on Thursday 23rd August at 6pm. All are very welcome. Click on the above link for full details.
Brian announces the release of his new album
Out Friday 24th Nov on download and Friday 1st Dec on C
Brian has recorded his first ever collection of his most beloved Christmas songs and the results are stunning.
'Christmassy' includes Brian’s unique versions of classic Christmas songs like 'Silent Night/ Oiche Chuin', 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas' and 'In the Bleak Midwinter'. He has also put his original stamp on more recent festive favourites like the haunting 'River' by Joni Mitchell and a tribute to the late George Michael with 'Last Christmas'.
He also revisits an old friendship in Kirsty MacColl with 'Fairytale of New York', and he couldn’t resist Slade’s 'Merry Christmas Everybody'. There’s even an original song written with Brendan Murphy [The 4 of us] called 'Christmas Morning'. Available now on iTunes
Click here for full details
Brian Kennedy Live At Vicar Street
Brian announces the upcoming release of his latest double CD & DVD set all recorded live at Vicar Street, Dublin. Click on the link or photo for full details.
The Essential Collection
This double CD gives a selection of Brian's back catalogue which has been newly recorded and many with new arrangements.
Available now to download from itunes, on sale in shops across Ireland plus available on Spotify and
Full details here.
Newstalk with Pat Kenny
launches the Eason Book Club
The Pat Kenny Show on Newstalk 106-108 FM partners with the Eason Book Club to help select their Book of the Month every month. On the first Monday of each month, Pat and his panel which is made up of Brian Kennedy, former Fianna Fáil TD and author Mary O’Rourke, pick the Eason Book of the Month from a shortlist of four books compiled by Eason Book Buyer Stephen Boylan.
In the last week of every month the panel will return to discuss the book on air and engage in a lively debate on the characters and themes of the chosen book.
Previous podcasts of the Book Club reviews are available on the Newstalk website click here for details.