The De Montfort Hall, Leicester - Tuesday 6th June ’06

Jacqui Tillyard, Leicester......
What can I say? A simply magnificent evening for all acoustic music buffs and Brian fans. A perfect evening and although it was 6/6/6 Brian was the best omen Leicester could have wished for.

We were treated to a wonderful acoustic session by the talented Don Mescall, that man needs more media coverage and record sales! A cross between Paul Simon and David Gray.

Brian did not disappoint, not only did he take time out of a very hectic schedule to speak to me giving an interview for the Leicester Mercury, but he also met me back stage to sign CD's and have his photo taken - You are a star and a gent Brian!

A great set to an eager Leicester audience, all my favourites including 'Carrickfergus' a superb Van Morrison medley, many tracks from his new excellent album Homebird and a tear jerking Acappella  'You Raise Me Up' to round the show off. It was one of the fastest 2 hours of my life! Having followed Brian's career for nearly 16 years I think he just keeps getting better.

This show was a magical blend of great singing, fantastic musicians and witty banter with the audience between songs. I particularly loved the fun additional parts in Killaloe! Some wicked references to Daniel..... Beddingfield of course! and more sad but in this case ironic and yet humorous songs added in for good measure.

The audience were happy to sing along and assisted Brian with the do da do's on 'Walk on the Wild Side'. My friend and I went home very happy ladies last night and we can't wait for Brian and his band to return to Leicester really soon.

Pauline Rooney -Brackley Northants......
I saw Brian at the De Montford Hall yesterday he was fantastic. It was lovely hearing his new songs as well as his old ones. I met him afterwards, I was in the line for about 40 minutes but it was worth every minute he was so nice and friendly and I had my photo taken with him.

It was my first time going to Leicester but it was worth it. I hope to see him again soon. Love Pauline

Sue Piggins......
tJust wanted to let you know just how much I enjoyed Brian's performance at Leicester. It was great to see him back at the venue where I first 'discovered' him, supporting Clannad. I thoroughly enjoyed his performance then too, and have since seen him 5 times (but not Clannad again, sorry!) Was that 10 years ago?

I love the Stables but it was good to see a different style of set, in a larger venue. Great musicians as ever. 'The Life of Brian' was a great way to get things started! I love the new CD-Silver Hearts on Chains is already a favourite. Thanks too, to Don Mescall. I only heard the night before the concert that he wrote the RonanKeating/Kate Rusby hit, so I had high hopes of him and wasn't disappointed. Regards. Sue

Keith & Julie, Ashbourne.......
Just a note to thank the Big Man for a great show earlier this week in Leicester. Great mix of new and old, along with the usual Irish banter! So many artists these days just come on stage and sing with no rapport with the audience. This is not something that can be said of BK.

Love the new album, particularly the acoustic disc. What a voice!

Sheila O Connor.......
Saw Brian last night in Leicester, absolutely brilliant. Money well spent. Went with my 16 year old son who is besotted with Brian's music. At the end Brian spent so much time talking to people and made my lads day when he had a photo taken with him. Not many people would have spent so much time when they had to be in Scotland the next day. We are in Ireland in July so hope to make one of the Dublin dates. Come back soon young Kennedy Leicester Loves you.  Sheila.