Brid O’Riordan’s new album is launched with a surprise guest appearance from Paul Brady

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Derek O'Sullivan, Paul Brady, Brid O'Riordan and James Hanley at the launch at Greyhound Bar, Kilkee Picture:Keith Wiseman

SINGER Brid O’Riordan has followed up on a well received EP release last August with a full album called ‘Scáthán Mo Shaoil’.

Brid’s music has picked airplay from RTE Radio 1, Lyric FM, BBC Radio Ulster, RnaG and several local and community radio stations and remained on the RTE Radio 1 recommends list for two weeks.
Four years in the making with the help of producer Philip Begley and guitarist Derek O’Sullivan, the 12 track recording features well loved songs performed beautifully by Brid with contributions from some of Ireland’s well respected musicians.

‘Bríd Óg Ní Mháille’ features Paul Brady on guest vocals, Mick O’Brien adds his Uileann Pipes to ‘Skibbereen’ and Kevin Burke plays fiddle on ‘Do You Love an Apple’ and ‘West Coast of Clare’.
With the singer’s love for the south west coast of Ireland, it was no surprise that the album was launched recently in The Greyhound Bar in Kilkee. Accompaniment on the night was provided by Derek O’Sullivan on guitar and James Hanley on keyboards for the performance.
What came as a lovely surprise to all involved in the album was the appearance of Paul Brady who joined Brid on stage to sing ‘Bríd Óg Ní Mháille’.

Guitarist Derek O’Sullivan reports that it was the highlight of a performance with many wonderful moments from the stirring vocal on ‘Skibbereen’, backed by James on piano to the rousing chorus of ‘Ding Dong Dederó with the help of The Grattan Street Girls on vocals.
Brid O’Riordan said, “I could not believe that Paul came down to the launch and you could have knocked me down with a feather when he came up to sing with me!”
The album is available to purchase from selected retail outlets and online at www.bridoriordan.com

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