CARRIG is a group of musicians who are totally professional and have immense experience. Their musical ability ranges from slow airs and eighteenth century harp music, jigs, reels and hornpipes to traditional and contemporary songs., , , , , , , ,
CARRIG is Irish traditonal music at it's best
CARRIG can augment their sound to cater for the client's particular need. For example, to engender a more subdued ""classical atmosphere"", a fuller, up-tempo traditional sound, or even contemporary Irish rock. Paul Brennan is a traditional musician from Ards Peninsula, Co. Down, N. Ireland. He plays a variety of traditional instruments as well as being a singer but his main love, however, is the Uilleann Pipes. He founded the Belfast Piping School in 1974 and has performed in festivals all over Ireland as well on TV. Having based himself in London he has toured with his traditional band Carrig all over Europe, featuring his pipe playing on national TV and radio. A leading session musician, his film credits include Merchant/Ivory's The Bostonians, Neil Jordan/George Fenton's High Spirit and Mountains of the Moon and James Homer's Legend of the Fall.
Paul has worked and recorded with artists such as Kiki Dee, Jose Feliciano, The Fat Lady Sings, Elton John and Pentangle and has toured with the prestigious Ballet Rambert in Sergeant Early's Dream, and was a member of Incantation for two years., , , , , , , ,
Although at home playing for the Irish Community he has always sought to explore new avenues and this culminated in his album Fire in the Soul in 1993 which was voted Album of the Year by the British Association of Musical Retailers. The Paul Brennan Band comprises musicians from differing musical backgrounds and influences fused together to give a unique Irish roots feel.
Paul as also worked as soloist with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by David Arnold in a specially commissioned piece Cathcart Fantasia by James Harpham in the Proms.
|Track One: Jig|
|Track Two: Irish Rover|