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Brendan Nolan



2007 - Song Brook
2003 - Where Do I Go From Here
1998 - Familiar Brew
1996 - Southern Sunset
1994 - Last Night
1992 - Across The Great Divide
1990 - Tempus Fugitive
Brendan Nolan was born and reared just to the north of the city of Dublin. When he was growing up in Ireland in the sixties and seventies there was a resurgence of interest in Irish music. Spearheading this musical rebirth were groups like The Dubliners and Planxty. Around the same time the singer-songwriter boom in America had taken off. Both of these genres would ultimately influence his music.After starting out in the vibrant Dublin Ballad scene of the mid-seventies he moved to Canada in 1979. His musical life in Montreal was marked by a very extended run at the Old Dublin Pub, a venue he still plays from time to time. For nearly 14 years his name was synonymous with the Old Dublin. During his tenure it was voted most popular pub in the city by the Montreal Mirror. He also headlined concerts at numerous acoustic venues across Canada and performed at several festivals that included the Winnipeg Folk Festival and the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival. In August of 2009 he performed in Quebec City as part of the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the unveiling on the Celtic Cross on Grosse Isle. In 1997 he performed on the Plains of Abraham in Quebec as part of the 150th anniversary of the Irish famine.He has been based in St. Pete Beach, Florida for nearly 15 years and has been featured several times on WMNF Live in Tampa. Just recently he performed and was interviewed on Channel 10 (CBS affiliate) on their morning TV show Studio 10. He has performed at several festivals in the state including the Florida Folk Festival, Gamble Rogers Fest, and Wings and Strings. He has been a headliner at the North Texas Irish Festival in Dallas in 96, 99, and 2004. After playing the Milwaukee Irish festival in August 02, he was invited back for the 2003 festival. He has also been a headliner at the Jackson Celtic Festival, the Savannah and Newport Irish Festivals. Brendan has seven solo albums to his credit.

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