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Paul Brady set for headline Canberra gig

December 9, 2011 • Arts & Entertainment, News,

Brady set for headliner gig in Australia.

Paul Brady fans will be delighted to know that the singer-songwriter is on his way to Australia in April.

The National Folk Festival has announced that Brady will be performing as one of its headline acts.

Brady is famous for music that shifts effortlessly between pop, rock and folk, while Katie Noonan – the other headliner – is known for her strong jazz, pop, rock and dance influences.

The festival takes place in Canberra on the Easter long weekend, of April 5-9, 2012.

Managing Director of the Festival, Sebastian Flynn, said he was excited to announce the pair.

“Katie and Paul are outstanding modern musicians, who will join Harry Manx, Jeff Lang, Zulya Kamalova, Johnny Moynihan, Shooglenifty and the Battlefield Band in headlining the 2012 Festival.

Mr Flynn said there has been a good response to their early bird tickets.

Paul Brady’s early career saw him with influential Irish folk band, The Johnstons, before joining Planxty, the premier Irish folk band of the early ’70′s, alongside Andy Irvine, Liam O‘ Flynn, Johnny Moynihan and Christy Moore.

From ’76 to ’78 he played as a duo with Andy Irvine, a relationship which produced the album “Andy Irvine and Paul Brady”, regarded now as a folk classic.

Organisers say tickets can be purchased online at http://www.folkfestival.org.au/.

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