Category - Music Date - Friday, December 2, 2016 8:00 pm
DATE: Friday December 2nd 2016
Singer/Songwriter and Guitarist Brian Duffy is a native of Westport, Co Mayo, Ireland.
A well known voice and talent on the folk and Irish Traditional scene in Ireland, Italy and Holland, Duffy has supported Paddy Casey, Sharon Shannon, Mary Coughlin, Frances Black and Italy’s hugely popular folk group La Tresca.
Duffy’s baritone is regularly compared to that of Cat Stevens, James Taylor and Jim Croce.
‘Brian’s Voice reminds you of a young James Taylor and his arrangements compliment his style handsomely…’ – Declan Askin, CODA
Musical development came naturally and early for him; learning guitar and singing from a young age; performing traditional Irish and folk music from the tender age of 10 and has been immersed in music ever since. Taking his work abroad at age 17, traveling extensively throughout the world, playing music and absorbing different influences along the way. Having experienced some commercial success during five years based in northern Spain, Duffy toured throughout Spain playing to cultural houses, town halls and theatres with his trad/folk trio ‘On The Level.’ The trio also appeared regularly on local television. Returning to Westport in 2008 signalled a return to his Irish trad/folk roots and nurtured his evolution as an independent solo artist and self-released his debut album ‘I Am So’ at the 2012 Westport Arts Festival.
Duffy’s second album of ten original works ‘Something In A Melody’ is due for release 2nd December 2016 and brings together a stellar ensemble which beautifully compliments his vocals and guitars. In addition to producing and engineering the project at his studios in Dingle, Donogh Hennessy also features on guitars, together with acclaimed fiddler player Laura Kerr; Aldoc’s Alan Doherty on low whistles, percussion maestro Raphael Dziubinski, Martin Brunsden on double bass (Sinead O’Connor, Hot House Flowers, P J Harvey, ) and Teresa Horgan’s (Fullset) backing vocals. The album was mastered by Grammy-nominated producer Jim Salamone at Cambridge Sound Studios, Philadelphia, USA.
Duffy continues to perform live and receive regular radio play both at home in Ireland and abroad, and has been featured on television. Upcoming performances include supporting Andy Irvine and Donal Lunny on 3rd December at Foxford Wollen Mills and 29th Dec-3rd January in The Hague.
Duffy will be supported by guest artist Cousin Alice and her banjo-ukulele from London Town.
‘Something In A Melody’ will be available for purchase at the launch and from
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