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Irish Arts Center Presents
A Conversation With Paul Brady
Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The legendary singer-songwriter sits for a live conversation about his creative process.

Length: 1 hr 20 mins
Intermission: None
Seating: Assigned by SmartTix
Seat assignments are assigned by SmartTix, based on the best seat at the time the order is completed.

The legendary singer-songwriter discusses his creative process with renowned Irish musician-folklorist Mick Moloney. Special appearance by Sarah Siskind, the Nashville based singer-songwriter whom Paul has chosen to join him as part of the inaugural Irish Arts Center Masters in Collaboration Series.

Paul Brady is one of Ireland's most enduringly popular artists, and widely regarded as the pre-eminent Irish singer-songwriter of his generation. Born and raised in Strabane, Northern Ireland, Brady is widely regarded as the pre-eminent Irish singer-songwriter of his generation. His solo albums include Welcome Here Kind Stranger, Hard Station, True For You, Back To The Centre, Primitive Dance, Trick Or Treat, Spirits Colliding, Oh What A World, and Say What You Feel. Earlier in his career, he recorded seven albums with The Johnstons, one of the first wave of Irish ballad groups, before joining Planxty, the premier Irish folk band which launched the solo careers of Andy Irvine, Liam O’Flynn, Donal Lunny, and Christy Moore.

"Paul Brady is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist of rare gifts, an artist who has made an indelible impression in both traditional and pop-rock genres." - The Wall Street Journal

Brady has chosen Sarah Siskind, a gifted, up-and-coming Nashville-based singer, instrumentalist and
songwriter whose influences run from Irish and British folk music to Pearl Jam and Led Zeppelin via Mahalia Jackson, Gerry Douglas and The Mahavishnu Orchestra, to be his partner in a unique collaboration.

"Sarah (Siskind) has beautiful songs that resonate, and a lovely voice to match." - Ron Sexsmith

During a weeklong workshop, Brady and Siskind will invite each other into their repertoire, exploring their distinct musical styles and approach to songwriting. Whatever emerges from this musical dialogue will be presented for the one-night-only engagement at the Irish Arts Center on Saturday, February 23rd, and may form the basis for future collaborations.

The Irish Arts Center Masters in Collaboration Series was inspired by renowned Irish musician-folklorist Mick Moloney to bring together Ireland great musical artists with new genres of music and new generations of musicians, in an effort to broaden and deepen the musical conversation between Ireland the United States.

ADMISSION TO THIS EVENT IS FREE TO IRISH ARTS CENTER MEMBERS.

For information on how to become a member of the Irish Arts Center visit www.irishartscenter.org
or call 212.757.3318 ext 204
 


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