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Subject: paul brady
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Nov 00 - 02:55 PM

A few weeks ago there was a thread about paul brady. And it said there was article in one of the guitar magazines about him. I cannot find it, can somebody tell me where to look.


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Subject: RE: paul brady
From: GUEST,khandu
Date: 05 Nov 00 - 03:03 PM

Type "Paul Brady" in the filter and set it for 30 days. A thread will appear with over 50 responses. The info should be there.

khandu


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Subject: RE: paul brady
From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 05 Nov 00 - 03:10 PM

Nothing but the same old story eh?

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Subject: RE: paul brady
From: GUEST,khandu
Date: 05 Nov 00 - 03:13 PM

"I'll tear you all to pieces if you cross me"

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Subject: RE: paul brady
From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 06 Nov 00 - 02:17 PM

LOL!!!

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Subject: RE: paul brady
From: okthen
Date: 06 Nov 00 - 04:32 PM

GUEST https://paulbrady.com/ might be of interest to you

cheers

bill


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Subject: Paul Brady - Why?
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 29 Jul 03 - 03:43 PM

Yesterday I heard a few tracks from Paul Brady's new live album, and it convinced me that Paul made a fundamental mistake when he got into rock music back in the 80s. I believe that if he had chosen to sing his rock material in the same voice that he had previously used for folk music he would have become a superstar. But he didn't! Instead he used/uses a mid-atlantic, bit or this and bit of that, voice. If you don't agree with me, answer me this: How come the greatest voice in contemporary Irish folk music somehow managed to turn himself into a very ordinary rock singer who wouldn't figure in any poll of the top 1000 great rock voices of the past 20 years.


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Subject: RE: Paul Brady - Why?
From: George Papavgeris
Date: 29 Jul 03 - 04:11 PM

Agree with you, Tunesmith - it's a crime...


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Subject: RE: Paul Brady - Why?
From: akenaton
Date: 29 Jul 03 - 04:12 PM

It just goes to show that beauty is in the eye or ear of the beholder.I love the emotive quality of Bradys "folk" voice,but it leaves my Children (20s and 30.) cold.They are of course complete morons.   Ake.


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Subject: RE: Paul Brady - Why?
From: The Shambles
Date: 29 Jul 03 - 05:05 PM

I saw him on tonights BBC TV's Top of the Pops 2!

The band was good but the songs were not great. I got the impression of an attempt to be another Van Morrison. A bit sad.


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Subject: RE: Paul Brady - Why?
From: michaelr
Date: 29 Jul 03 - 08:30 PM

His voice is his voice. I don't discern any attempt to change the sound of it. His writing is different (modern POVs) from the trad songs, so naturally there's a difference in how it sounds.

Cheers,
Michael


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Subject: RE: Paul Brady - Why?
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Jul 03 - 11:26 AM

Saw Paul Brady live on stage in Santa Cruz recently....what a performer...Songs that reach out and cover so many subjects...on that night, like many others his trad songs " A McBride " and 'Lakes" were obligatory...but his own material is very strong...listen to it a few times...please don't judge a performer's quality by popular opinion...the man is a jewel...
His body of work and arrangements with the Johnstons in the sixties paved the way for the very welcome 'irish invasion'...Listen to "John Barleycorn" for instance...then listen to the Bothy Band....mega influence...
His newer stuff isn't for everybody... nut then what is?
BUT his songs have been recorded by Bonnie Raitt....now if you're going to tell me that you don't like Bonnie Raitt we'll have to send the boys 'round :) ..
Pete Sumner
California


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Subject: RE: Paul Brady - Why?
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Jul 03 - 11:37 AM

What I find inconceivable, is that people are still whining around about Brady's supposed betrayal of Irish traditional music, all these years after the fact. Apparently the rumors of some people truly not having a life, are true.


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Subject: RE: Paul Brady - Why?
From: Nerd
Date: 30 Jul 03 - 01:17 PM

GUEST (11:26 AM),

I'm not sure the Johnstons were a huge influence on the Bothy Band directly. Before the Johnstons, Mick Moloney was in two bands with Donal Lunny. The kind of singing voice Brady had is a bit similar to that of Micheal O Dhomhnaill, but Micheal was already singing that way before the Johnstons or the Bothy band existed. So the influence seems more to have been similar ideas developing within both bands from shared roots. Just a guess...

I do agree that personally, I like Paul Brady's older style. But then, I like traditional songs in general better than contemporary ones, so this makes sense. I'm not sure it's something to complain about.


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Subject: RE: Paul Brady - Why?
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 30 Jul 03 - 01:41 PM

I love Paul's rock material! and I never said anything to the contrary in my original posting. It's his silly accent and vocal mannerism that I object to. In an interview ( River of Sound? ), Paul said that he was pleased when people told him that they could hear an " Irishish" in his rock material. Well, Paul, if you'd sang in an Irish accent, you would have endowed your rock material with an obvious "Irishness" and received massive kudos for being the first Irish rock singer to perform with an Irish accent. I believe Bono, Phil Linott etc. etc, all betrayed their birthright when they choose not to sing "Irish".


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Subject: RE: Paul Brady - Why?
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Jul 03 - 01:51 PM

Betrayed their birthright? Oh please.


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Subject: RE: Paul Brady - Why?
From: Maryrrf
Date: 30 Jul 03 - 01:53 PM

I have no problem with Paul Brady performing rock songs instead of trad songs - I just probably won't listen to the rock songs. But if we want to ask "why" what about trad songs being performed AS rock songs? I'm not talking about groups like Fairport Convention and Steeleye Span who rocked the songs up a little but still respected the material - I'm talking about some of the "celtic rock" bands that are so prevalent here in the US now. I recently heard "The Broome o' the Cowdenowes" performed with screeching electric guitars - heavy percussion, and a squalling female vocalist. WHY??????? It offended my sensibilities and annoyed me - like chalk screeching on a chalkboard.   I'm just venting. I realize I could have just walked away (well in this case I couldn't because I was working as a festival volunteer and my post happened to be near that dreadful band). But if everything is just going to be loud screeching and drums anyway, why ruin a great song like that????? A festival organizer told me that although he personally didn't care for "Celtic Rock" they'd noticed that beer sales were much better if they booked that type of band. Oh well...


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Subject: RE: Paul Brady - Why?
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Jul 03 - 02:30 PM

Actually, any band who performs using "screeching electric guitars - heavy percussion, and a squalling female vocalist" isn't performing music, regardless of which genre of music the song originated in.

I love a lot of rock music covers of traditional songs by a lot of musicians. The question is, as far as I'm concerned, not whether a rock band "should" cover a trad song, but whether they do it well and to my tastes. Which is how I judge any music performance or recording. Where the artist is born, whether they were first trained musically as traditional musicians, pop musicians, jazz musicians, or classical musicians, matters not one iota to me in grand scheme. Just matters if I like what they did with the music they attempt.


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Subject: RE: Paul Brady - Why?
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 30 Jul 03 - 02:36 PM

" they'd noticed that beer sales were much better if they booked that type of band."

That could imply that the punters had been driven out of the concert to seek solace in drink. That's be a whole new basis for booking bands.

Actually the last time I went to Cambridge Folk Festival I had a feeling they might be trying that approach - well, the operation is sponsored by a brewery.


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Subject: RE: Paul Brady - Why?
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 30 Jul 03 - 02:40 PM

When Bono and friends sing with their phoney American accents - actually, not so phoney as such vocalisations often fool Americans - what is their reasoning ? When The Beatles were asked by American reporters why they sang in American accents they simply - and honestly - replied, " Because it sells better". Is that why Paul Brady uses the accent he does? Is he simply trying to sell more records? If that is his reasoning, then I am disappointed. But if that wasn't the reason, what was? Artisically, his affected vocals are an embarrasing disaster.


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Subject: RE: Paul Brady - Why?
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 30 Jul 03 - 02:46 PM

Re.McGrath of Harlow's comment about the Cambridge Folk Festival. I went once in 1976, and I came away thinking that I was the only person who had come to listen to the music. I remember seeing Bert Jansch in the big marquee. When Bert was introducing a song, the audience sat and listened politely, but when he started singing talking broke out all around me. Figure that!


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Subject: RE: Paul Brady - Why?
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Jul 03 - 02:49 PM

"Is that why Paul Brady uses the accent he does?"

I think only one person can provide the answer to that question, and I'm pretty sure he doesn't read Mudcat.

"Artisically, his affected vocals are an embarrasing disaster."

So sayeth you, and you of course have that right.

I respectfully disagree. I find his singing voice is quite to my tastes. His ability to perform to a high standard (mine) I have witnessed personally. I also enjoy a good amount of his contemporary songwriting, though I think he has also written some real stinkers
(as all songwriters do).

On balance, I'd say Paul Brady does what he does quite well. Obviously, tunesmith disagrees, but beyond that, also feels the need to grind a personal ax regarding this particular musician.

Oh well.


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Subject: RE: Paul Brady - Why?
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 30 Jul 03 - 04:04 PM

Paul Brady is a giant. I've seen him with The Johnstons, Planxty and performing his rock stuff. The central thrust of my argument is still the same. How come a great folk singer managed to turn himself into a very ordinary rock singer.


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Subject: RE: Paul Brady - Why?
From: An Pluiméir Ceolmhar
Date: 31 Jul 03 - 12:17 PM

...And then there was Mary Black...


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Subject: RE: Paul Brady - Why?
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Jul 03 - 01:38 PM

...And Jimmy McCarthy songs...


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Subject: RE: Paul Brady - Happy 75th birthday
From: Felipa
Date: 20 May 22 - 06:21 PM

Paul Brady turned 75 on 19 May 2022

he's still rocking, and also doing traditional and folk material


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Subject: RE: Paul Brady Information
From: GUEST,Arthur McBride
Date: 21 May 22 - 05:44 PM

"How come a great folk singer managed to turn himself into a very ordinary rock singer ?".
Simple. It's easier to make a living as a very ordinary rock singer than as a great folk singer - but Brady was never "ordinary" in anything he ever did. Plus presumably Paul Brady wanted to play his own music, rather than, as Nigel Kennedy once put it, "music by dead people".


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Subject: RE: Paul Brady Information
From: GUEST,James Phillips
Date: 22 May 22 - 11:17 AM

I think money has to have had something to do with it. Didn't Mick Hanly essentially do a similar thing, veering from folk to country?


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Subject: RE: Paul Brady Information
From: GUEST,henryp
Date: 27 May 22 - 12:56 PM

Maybe So CD April 2022

Andy Irvine Paul Brady (1976)
Reissued on CD and purple vinyl

ANDY IRVINE & PAUL BRADY
"A Celebration Of A Classic Album"
featuring Dónal Lunny & Kevin Burke

Thu 17 Nov Royal Theatre, Castlebar
Sat 19 Nov Perth Concert Hall, Perth
Sun 20 Nov Waterfront Hall, Belfast
Mon 21 Nov Vicar St, Dublin
Tue 22 Nov Vicar St, Dublin


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