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Seán Brady - Latest news and gigs

Brexit and Border songs nearing the end of the road?

My last two singles 'The Ballad of Brexit' and 'The No Hard Border Song' are very probably coming to the end of their shelf life in the topicality department imminently.

I wrote them both using my old style of writing that I had a lot of success with back in the 1980's-1990's, basing the theme on current characters and events.

The next few weeks are full of uncertainty and confusion over these hot issues, but a conclusion of some kind seems on the cards.

You can hear both songs on the videos below and you can buy the tracks via the usual online outlets such as Itunes and Amazon music or stream them via all the usual services such as Spotify, etc.

 
I'm in the middle of writing a song about one of the candidates for the forthcoming Tory party leadership campaign. I'll let you guess as to whom that may be! I'm going to record it with my current band members and we'll be doing a live video version near to the houses of Parliament. I'll keep you posted on that.

I'm also currently in the midst of finishing off writing the remaining songs for my forthcoming new album.

It will have 10-12 tracks, all originals and I feel it includes some of my best offerings for quite a while.

It will feature my last 3 singles (Including the newer version of De valera) and a song that I'm writing especially for the Irish diaspora entitled; 'Irishmen from another land'. Watch this space for further news.

My last two albums '20 Shades of Green' and 'Jealous of the Angels' are also available via the usual outlets and I'm utterly delighted with the response to both.

'20 Shades of Green' is a collection of some of the most popularly requested songs at gigs over the years and also has some originals by me including; 'Sweet Adare', 'All Changed Utterly' and 'My First Love'.

It also includes a fresh arrangement of the ever popular 'The Hills of Sweet Mayo'.

You can hear the full album on youtube via the following embedded player.

Hail glorious St Patrick! Come on you Lions?

Many thanks to Tom and his family down in Bristol, for the amazing welcome and hospitality extended to me and my band for his recent birthday bash. The pub was jammed to the doors and we all had a fabulous night.

At times Tom acted as our crowd controller, keeping the multitudes from spilling into the playing area, which was a job well done Tom and greatly appreciated!

St Patrick's weekend was a stormer for me and my band members. This year all of our St Patrick's week gigs were in the Greater London area, apart from March 9th which was at Sandown Park races. On the big day itself I did a solo spot at the Guinness festival near London Bridge, prior to the up and coming 'Beoga' who headlined. I had a great bit of banter with the crowd and was well chuffed at the response from the gathering who sang along with me in the hailstones!

Myself and Dicky and Nick did a fabulous gig up the road in the afternoon in Shoreditch High Street at the 'Crown and Shuttle'.

The place was rocking to the timbers and the predominantly young crowd were with us all the way.

Exhausted at the end of it all but what a great way to get tired out! I'm already getting enquiries for next year and will let you know where and when in plenty of time.

'Jealous of the Angels' is a beautiful song written by Jenn Bostic about bereavement and I have had plays on it from across the globe and my Itunes sales have surprisingly been mainly in the USA, which of course is a great compliment. Country songs such as that are predominantly the domain of US artists.

The other 9 tracks on the album were all written by me and have all received healthy streaming figures on the main platforms as well as respectable sales of both the album and individual tracks, especially 'Circle of Love'. You can hear this album in full also on youtube via the following embedded player.


My ever popular 'The Thatcher Song' is also available in full to hear via the player below.

If you'd like to buy it in CD version or any other of my several hard copy albums, you can get them via my shop.

 

My football team are Millwall and it was certainly a topsy turvy, nerve jangling season in 2018/2019.

The relegation battle was red hot on Easter Monday. I was at a sell out Villa park for our narrow defeat while Rotherham were later locked in a ding dong battle with Villa's neighbours Birmingham City.

City fought back and won 3-1, which helped our survival chances dramatically.

In the end we achieved safety with 2 games to go. I'm utterly delighted that we've kept our Championship status and look forward to seeing us cranking things up for a mighty Lions promotion challenge next season!

According to Neil Harris there are going to be a lot of changes with Lee Gregory already gone from the squad.