The Waterfront Hall, Belfast - Tuesday 21st Nov ’06

Moyra (your Donaghadee Diva), Marie, Anna, Lynne......
Finally the  21st November arrived, we were all bursting with excitement, sitting holding our breath for our boy to make his grand entrance to a packed Waterfront - and what an entrance, not only was Brian wearing black velvet jacket, white shirt and showing the BEST thighs ever in a pair of jeans, but shock, horror, surprise he was supporting a VERY dark beard!!!!   Whow!!!!  What a difference, whispers, all round, from "so sexy" to "I prefer him clean shaven". At the end of the day, it didn't matter, underneath that hairy face he is still our most talented and loved man.

He gave us his oldies, and some new songs, what a night!  We were all itching to get up, finally one brave girl raced up to the front, how dare the security guy try to ask her to return to her seat, he soon realised he was outnumbered, so the real party began, with all his happy fans singing and dancing to our old favourite "Put the message in the box". On a more serious note Brian remarked how time had flown, this week is the first anniversary of George Best's death, so what better a tribute to George for Brian to sing as his finale "You Raise Me Up".  There was an errie hush, Brian made his way down the stage steps and sang as he walked through the audience, shivers ran down your back, folk stretched out and touched him, it was an amazing sight and a great end to, as always a brilliant performance from our Belfast boy.

He gave us his oldies, and some new songs, what a night!  We were all itching to get up, finally one brave girl raced up to the front, how dare the security guy try to ask her to return to her seat, he soon realised he was outnumbered, so the real party began, with all his happy fans singing and dancing to our old favourite "Put the message in the box". On a more serious note Brian remarked how time had flown, this week is the first anniversary of George Best's death, so what better a tribute to George for Brian to sing as his finale "You Raise Me Up".  There was an errie hush, Brian made his way down the stage steps and sang as he walked through the audience, shivers ran down your back, folk stretched out and touched him, it was an amazing sight and a great end to, as always a brilliant performance from our Belfast boy.


We just love you more and more.  From your devoted Appreciation society: namely, Moyra, Marie, Anna, Lynne.


Laura Whinnery, Belfast!......
The lights dimmed, the band came on to the stage and the voice-over echoed, "ladies and gentlemen please welcome Mr Brian Kennedy." Goosebumps appeared all over my body and I jumped with excitement as I squealed the house down to welcome "Our Brian".  The first thing that I noticed though had to be the beard! How could it be missed! (have to say it made him look very striking I quite liked it!)

You can always tell Brian's at home, there's something in his voice, the way he sings, that sends a signal that says he's in Belfast. Of course he sang all the usuals "Christopher Street", "Ballad of Killaloe", "Put the Message in the Box", "Get On With Your Short Life" "Reason We Are Here" and all the others. But just before Brian sang this song he said "I haven't sang this song in a while and just recently I remembered how much I enjoyed singing it" he played the first chord and I could swear the walls of the waterfront auditorium almost caved in at the gasp every woman in the audience took, as they recognised the beautiful "the First Time ever I Saw Your Face." For the 3 minutes it lasted I almost became a puddle of water on the floor as I melted at the sound of velvet which floated through the air.

Brian undoubtedly sang "You Raise Me Up" as the last song, and as he did so he glided through the crowd with the spotlight beaming on him as if he was Old Blue Eyes himself and he had women almost falling at his feet.

As the concert drew to a close in old Brian Kennedy style he waited and hour and a half meeting, greeting posing and signing for his wonderful fans, and with me being the last to meet him and stroke his big beard, I had a well and truly breath taking night.

Vee, Birmingham....
Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed my first visit to Belfast city, and to the Waterfront Hall.  Brian arrived on stage with full grown beard, dressed in blue jeans, white shirt, and that familiar shiny black jacket. He was joined by James, Pat Gribben, and a drummer (sorry, didn't catch his name).

I cant remember the exact set list, but know it contained a mixture of songs from On Song (Vol1) and Homebird, as well as some old favourites namely "Better Man", "Crazy Love" (including a little snippet of the 4 of Us's "Mary" - one of my favourite songs) and 'Carrickfergus'. One of the highlights for me was "First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" I thought it was a beautiful version, and ask if the show was recorded, is there ANY chance this live version can be put as a bonus track on the next single/album???

Brian seemed to enjoy being in his home town again, and ended the show with a walk about in the audience whilst singing 'You Raise Me Up' (again, un-accompanied)

A special thanks to all the other fans I met in Belfast, and for a great 2 days - I hope it wont be too long till the next gig over here.