Friday, August 15, 2008

Folk Week - Paul Brady

Paul Brady is a much maligned artist because as he got older he produced lots of uncool MOR muck. It's a shame because some of his early solo work is some of the best Irish folk ever recorded. His album with Planxty bazouki whiz Andy Irvine is a must have in any muso's collection, and there's a few tasty bootlegs from the same era lurking about the web that are also off the chain. Here's a few vids of old school Brady in action, the second with his wing man Irvine double-teaming on a barnburner. This post is sponsored by the ongoing and ultimately fruitless campaign to bring Paul Brady to the kids.

Arthur McBride

The Plains of Kildare

Silver Medalist

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