Hot Off The Press
Updates for 26th May 2009

Here are some new events where Brian will be performing over the summer, plus a general round up on the news!

  • Below are three new concert dates for Brian.

    Friday 31st July 2009 -
    Kilkee Festival, Co Clare (solo performance)
    (ticket details coming soon)

    Friday 21st August 2009 - 8.30pm
    Terryglass Church, Terryglass, Ireland (Full set - with 2 other musicians)
    Tele: 00353 (0)87 2181663
    (the above website is still to be up-dated)

    18th September 2009
    Skibbereen Festival, Ireland (solo performance)
    (ticket details coming soon)

    Also, please note that the correct date for Brian's performance at The Fiddlers Green Festival is Monday 20th July - see the diary for full details.

  • ICE Star Search Grand Final - Friday May 29th at 4.30pm on ICE, RTÉ TWO.

    Brian will be a judge on the final of Star Search. Five finalists from around the country will perform to a live audience and judging panel in the hope of winning this year's ICE Star Search Grand Final.

    Since last September, 36 acts have been competing to win the ICE Star Search 2009 talent competition. Over three rounds, ten months and a series of eliminations by public vote that 36 have become 5.

    In grand final hosted by Brian, Sinead and Rob the final five will perform before a live audience and a panel of judges - Brian Kennedy, Luan Parle and Tony Lundon - who will select a winner.

    The winner will walk away with the Star Search Trophy and a holiday voucher worth €3,000.

    For more information visit:

  • Ireland's Music Awards
    The Irish Traditional, Folk & Celtic Music Awards on August 1st 2009 in Castlebar.

    Exciting News! Brian has been nominated for 'Best Male Vocalist Award'. The other nominees in the category are Christy Moore, Kris Drever, Liam Clancy, Sean Keane, Seth Lakeman & Tommy Fleming.

    Many fans have already registed their vote for Brian, so join in and please get voting (ask your family and friends too!!!) Here's the link

  • Songs of Praise
    Brian will be filming in Belfast on Monday 1st June for the BBC TV Programme - Songs of Praise. As yet we have not been informed of a broadcast date.

  • Round Ireland With A Fridge
    The extremely succesful and humourous book written by Tony Hawks is being adapted into a film. Brian was approached for the role as an Irish singer for a pub scene and filmed his part on Friday 15th May in London.

    The film is still currently being filmed, so watch the press for a future release date.