Irvine a Brady v roce 1975
The singer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Paul Brady is an icon of the Irish music scene. Many of his interpretations of folk ballads are still regarded as “the original and true ones”. Brady’s folk career culminated in the early 1980s. In later years he brought the Irish “sound” into the songs of a variety of international music celebrities, such as Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, and Marianne Faithfull. Brady’s colleague Andy Irvine has been faithful to folk music his entire career, and he enjoys enriching the Irish musical tradition with hints of Eastern European folk music, especially of Balkan provenance. The other two members of the band, the multi-instrumentalist Dónal Lunnya and the violinist Kevin Burke, complete the inimitable and authentic atmosphere of the “Emerald Isle”.