2002


December Up-dates

BK on TV & Radio

Brian has been busy over the festive period and you can find him on the following programmes in Ireland this Christmas.

Monday 23rd December - Ulster TV - 5.15 - 6.15pm
The School Around The Corner Xmas Special

Tuesday 24th December - TG4 - 7.10 - 8.00pm
Oiche Chiuin. Carrie Crowley presents a concert featuring Brian and others in performance. And tune in again at midnight to hear Brian singing Silent Night. Tuesday 24th December - RTE Radio 1 - 8.00- 9.00pm
The Enchanted Way Christmas Special features presenter David Hanly in the company of actors Mick Lally, Gina Moxley and Deirdre Monaghan with Brian celebrating the seasonal spirit in poetry and song. Do remember you can listen on-line at www.rte.ie

Kirsty MacColl - A Life In Song
The Kirsty MacColl Tribute concert which took place at The Royal Festival Hall on Monday 23rd September 2002 was recorded by BBC 6 Music and will be broadcast again over Christmas. Log on to the 6 Music website for details and hear Brian, Mary Coughlan, Johnny Marr, Roddy Frame, David Gray and others sing their tribute to Kirsty.

'An Irish Christmas on CD, Video & DVD

An Irish Xmas'An Irish Christmas' broadcast in Ireland and America (as an 'Irish Holiday') over the festive season brought together a selection of Ireland’s leading performing talent, in a unique gathering in the ancient surroundings of Slane Castle. Brian joined Phil Coulter and his guests including Moya Brennan of Clannad, Frank McCourt, Jean Butler and Maura O’Connell over Christmas dinner, where they regaled one and other with stories and anecdotes, music and song.

The programme is now released on DVD & Video as well as CD and is available from Ireland and Europe. To order on-line try www.hmv.co.uk

Release Date: 18th November 2002
Catalogue Number:
DVD: EREDV284 Video: ERE284 CD: EAGCD240 www.eaglevisionusa.com & www.eagle-rock.com
Brian's track listing: ‘Remember Me’ and CD only ‘The Flower of Magherally’

March 2003
2 new dates just announced. Tickets are now on sale. Go to the diary section for ticket and venue information.
Friday 7th - Olympia Theatre, Dublin
Saturday 8th - Olympia Theatre, Dublin

November Up-dates

Irish Tour Dates
More dates have been added to Brian's Irish tour. Full details in the diary.
March 2003
Friday 14th - Waterfront Hall, Belfast

December 2002
Saturday 21st - University Concert Hall, Limerick
Sunday 22nd - Silver Springs Hotel, Cork
Monday 9th - Dean Crowe Theatre, Athlone

Breaking The Skin'Breaking The Skin' Anthology Launch...
Brian will also attend the 'Breaking the Skin' - 21st Century Irish Writing book launch at the following venues:
Catalyst Arts Centre, Donegall Street, Belfast on Friday 15th November. 7.00 - 9.00pm
Galway Arts Centre, Dominick Street, Galway on Monday 25th November. 7.15 - 8.45pm.
The readings are free and open to the public.

October Up-dates

'Breaking The Skin' Anthology Launch...
Brian will attend the 'Breaking the Skin - 21st Century Irish Writing book launch at The Galway Arts Centre, Dominick Street, Galway on Monday 25th November. The reading is open to the public from 7.15 - 8.45pm.

Book Launch
The Writer's Centre will host the Dublin launch of the new publication, 'Breaking the Skin - 21st Century Irish Writing. Brian will be at the launch of the book which will take place at The Writer's Centre on Parnell Square North at 6pm on Tuesday 29th October. The readings are open to the public.

'Breaking The Skin' Anthology
We are pleased to announce that Brian has two short stories published in the Breaking The Skin Anthology - (Volume 1 - New Irish Short Stories), which is due out on 18th October 2002. Brian's two short stories entitled 'The Value of Flames' and 'The Sky Painter' joins the best in emerging Irish Authors to create a book on 21st Century Irish writing.

Orders can be sent directly to the Publisher - The Black Mountain Press, PO Box 9, Ballyclare, BT39 0JW, Co Antrim, N. Ireland. Or alternatively they are preparing their website for on-line orders which will be up and running shortly at www.blackmountainreview.com

Costs: Paperback - £7.50 / Euros12.50 / US$12.50
P&P (1 to 2 copies) - UK- £1.50 / EU - £2.50 or Euros3.50 / ROW - £4.00 or US$6
P&P (3 or more) - UK- £2.50 / EU - £3.50 or Euros5.50 / ROW - £5.50 or US$9
Hardback - £15.00 / Euros25.00 / US$25.00
P&P (1 to 2 copies) - UK- £2.25 / EU - £3.75 or Euros5.25 / ROW - £6.00 or US$9
P&P (3 or more) - UK- £3.75 / EU - £5.25 or Euros8.25 / ROW- £8.25 or US$13.50
What an ideal Christmas present!

'Heart And Soul' - BBC N. Ireland

Brian and Sam Brown are among George Jones' guests for an evening of powerful performances from the Grand Opera House, Belfast. The show will be broadcast on BBC N. Ireland on Sunday 3rd November between 10.30-11.25pm

'Daniel' - BBC N. Ireland
Brian will be a guest on Daniel O'Donnell's TV Programme on Friday 8th November.
The show will be broadcast on BBC N. Ireland between 9.00-9.30pm

SOUND MINDS
Sound Minds CDThe very best of Ireland's musical talent have kindly donated tracks for the 'Sound Minds' CD, created in a spirit of cross-association co-operation to aid the Dublin Clubhouse Alliance Ltd and their plans to develop a facility for those living with mental health problems in the South Dublin Region. Brian donated the track 'Lost'. Other artists sharing in the genorisity are U2, Van Morrison, Bob Gelfof, Gary Moore, Ash, Donal Lunny, Clannad, Paul Brady, Sinead O' Connor, Chris de Burgh, The Corrs, The Cranberries, Louis Stewart, Alan Hayes, and Bernie Philbin

The 'Sound Minds' CD (Limited Edition) has been released on the Trend Studios label, (Ref No: A060902) and is currently on sale at all the usual retailers in the Republic of Ireland only. For on-line sales from outside Ireland go to Celtic Note at inquiries@celticnote.com The CD was the brainchild of Susan Jones, Chairwoman of the Wicklow Mental Health Association and 'Sound Minds' is dedicated to, and inspired by a young man called Barry who suffered mental health difficulties in the '70's. It is hoped that in celebrating his life with this CD they can help those who currently live with mental health difficulties. Proceeds will be used to support this work, and to initially open a Social Club in Our Lady's Hall in Dalkey and develop the formation of a Clubhouse style facility.

Irish Tour Dates
Most of Brian's Irish tour dates are now confirmed, however tickets might not be on sale yet, so don't worry if you can't find Brian's concert listed with the venue. Some tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster. Full details in the diary.

October 2002
Friday 25th - The Millennium Forum, Derry
Saturday 26th - The Millennium Forum, Derry

November 2002
Friday 22nd - The Olympia Theatre, Dublin
Saturday 23rd- The Olympia Theatre, Dublin
Sunday 24th - Hillgrove Hotel, Monaghan
Tuesday 26th - Mount Wolsey, Tullow
Wednesday 27th - Theatre Royal, Waterford
Friday 29th - The Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney
Saturday 30th - Royal Theatre, Castlebar

December 2002
Sunday 1st - Jacksons, Ballybofey
Tuesday 3rd - Langtons, Kilkenny
Wednesday 4th - Omagh Leisure Centre
Friday 6th - Headfort Arms Hotel, Kells
Saturday 7th - Great Northern Hotel, Bundoran
Wednesday 11th - Briary Gap, Macroom
Thursday 12th - Rock Tower, Carrick On Shannon
Friday 13th - Bridgeford Centre, Drogheda
Saturday 14th - Excell Theatre, Tipperary Town
Tuesday 17th - Burnavon Theatre, Cookstown
Wednesday 18th - Burnaven Theatre, Cookstown
Thursday 19th - Glencarn Hotel, Castleblaney
Saturday 21st - Radisson Hotel, Galway
Friday 27th - Holiday Inn, Letterkenny
Saturday 28th - Slieve Donard Hotel, Newcastle
Sunday 29th - Canal Court, Newry

January 2003
2nd - Banjo Sherlocks, Navan
3rd - The Forum, Waterford
4th - Hazel Tree, Mallow
6th - The Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore

BRIAN KENNEDY – ‘THESE DAYS’

Newsletter

At last an official Brian Kennedy Newsletter is now in publication. The aim of 'These Days' newsletters is to keep fans everywhere informed about concerts, events, record releases and updates on the career of this remarkable musician. There will be exclusives too!

Click here to join 'These Days' which was launched on Brian's recent UK tour.

Radio 2
Check out the Radio 2 website to watch and listen to Brian's Question and Answer session, recorded during Radio 2's recent Music Live week in Belfast.

September Up-dates

Ireland's Home Interiors & Living Magazine

Home Interiors and Living magazineImage strictly the copyright of Ireland's Homes Interiors & Living Magazine. Brian will be the main feature in the November issue of Ireland's Home Interiors & Living magazine. Brian chats from his retreat in Killaloe about how he got to where he is today and more. The issue is worth buying just for the beautiful photograph of Brian sitting under a print that Joni Mitchell signed and gave to him. The magazine will be on sale across Ireland from October 11th 2002 so keep an eye out for it in the shops. If you wish to order a copy prior to the magazine going on sale then call 028 9147 3979 or e-mail enquiries.ihil@ihil.net. The magazine costs £2.70 (plus £1.80 for P&P for the UK). Their postal address is Ireland's Homes Interiors & Living Magazine, PO Box 42, Bangor, County Down, BT19 7AD, N. Ireland. Obviously state that it's the BK issue you are looking for!

More Tour Dates for Ireland
Friday 25th October- The Millennium Forum, Derry
Saturday 26th October- The Millennium Forum, Derry
Tickets are £15.00-£22.50 and are available through the Box Office on 028 7126445

Radio 2 want you to submit a question
As part of their week in Belfast, Radio 2 will be armed with a TV camera to interview the stars, including Brian Kennedy all on your behalf. They want you to ask the questions that you've always wanted to ask. Remember to make your question as interesting as possible because there will not be time to ask all of them and Radio 2 will have to pick the best ones that you send!

If YOU have a question for Brian use the following link to post your question. Send your question to the BBC

Radio 2 in Belfast
Brian is to take part in a BBC Radio 2 recording at the Ulster Hall, Belfast on Sunday 22nd September. Brian will be the guest vocalist for the evening and music will be provided by The Ulster Orchestra.

What are YOU doing on the 22nd? How about coming along and supporting Brian, backed by the Ulster Orchestra at this unique BBC live recording. If you do not already have your tickets then I have secured a batch for the website fans. All you have to do is e-mail me at jane@briankennedy.co.uk with your name, address and I will arrange for a pair of tickets to be posted to you. The tickets will be allocated on a first come first served basis, so don't delay, order them now. The evening will be recorded and then broadcast on Friday 27th September on the 'Friday Night Is Music Night' between 19.30 -21.15. Don't forget you can also listen on-line.

Ireland's Home Interiors & Living Magazine
Brian will be the main feature in the November issue of Ireland's Home Interiors & Living magazine. Brian chats from his retreat in Killaloe about how he got to where he is today and more. The issue is worth buying just for the beautiful photograph of Brian sitting under a print that Joni Mitchell signed and gave to him. The magazine will be on sale across Ireland from October 11th 2002 so keep an eye out for it in the shops. If you wish to order a copy prior to the magazine going on sale then call 028 9147 3979 or e-mail enquiries.ihil@ihil.net. The magazine costs £2.70 (plus £1.80 for P&P for the UK). Their postal address is Ireland's Homes Interiors & Living Magazine, PO Box 42, Bangor, County Down, BT19 7AD, N. Ireland. Obviously state that it's the BK issue you are looking for!

August Up-dates

double singleOnly Love Can Break Your Heart/So What If It Rains

The new double A-side single will be out in the UK on September 16th.
This is the second single to be taken from the Curb Release of 'Get On With Your Short Life'. Already the new single is getting airplay on Radio 2!

The Greenbelt Festival & Songs of Praise
Brian performance at the Greenbelt Festival, Cheltenham Race Course was filmed by the BBC for an edition of Songs of Praise.

The programme will be aired on BBC 1on Sunday 15th September

IRISH TOUR DATES - NOV/DEC 2002
A new date has just been added:
Friday 29th Nov- The Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney
Tickets are on sale now and are available from Ticketmaster or call 1890 925 100.

IRISH TOUR DATES - NOV/DEC 2002
Brian's management are currently working on an itinerary for an Irish Tour which will most likely take place in November and December. The two dates below are confirmed and tickets are now on sale through Ticketmaster or call 1890 925 100.

Friday 22nd Nov- The Olympia Theatre, Dublin
Saturday 23rd Nov- The Olympia Theatre, Dublin

The Greenbelt Festival - A Kiss of Life
Brian has just been confirmed to take part at the Festival on Friday 23rd at Cheltenham Race Course. The event, now in its 29th year, will bring together an outstanding selection of music, theatre, art and youth activities with more than 10,000 people expecting to attend this year. Tickets can be purchased on-line at www.greenbelt.org.uk or by phone - 020 7374 2760 This year's event is being filmed by the BBC for an edition of Songs of Praise to be shown in September. Brian's performance is scheduled to be filmed and I'll keep you posted on a BBC broadcast date.

kirstyKirsty MacColl - A Celebration
Brian, Mary Coughlan, Johnny Marr and Roddy Frame are confirmed to perform at the Kirsty MacColl's tribute concert - A Life In Song, at the Royal Festival Hall on Monday 23rd September. Tickets can be purchased through www.sbc.org.uk Show starts at 8pm.

ROC Concert
On Sunday 1st September 2002, Brian will make a guest appearance at Michael Ball's fund raising concert in aid of ROC (Research Into Ovarian Cancer). The concert will be held at the London Palladium. Tickets can be purchased through the Box Office on 020 7494 5058.

July Up-dates

'Going Home' - RTE Radio 1

Brian will be the first guest to join Brenda Donohue in her new six part series, which takes guests back to important places of their childhood. Brian leads Brenda down Amcumry Street, off Belfast's Falls Road and chats about his life in Belfast Tune in on Thursday July 25th at 8.02pm and don't forget you can listen on the web by tuning into www.rte.ie and selecting the Radio 1 stream.

FESTIVAL DATE JUST ANNOUNCED
Brian will performing outdoors at the Blackwater Festival, Wexford, Ireland on Saturday 27th July. Tickets from Whites Electrical.
Enniscorthy 00353 54 33103
Wexford 00353 53 22067
Gorey 00353 55 80180

Get On With Your Short Life is out now in the UK

Get On With Your Short LifeCatalogue No:
CD - 0927475642
Release Date: 1st July 2002

Track Listing:
You Take My Breath Away
Get On With Your Short Life
Christopher Street
Everytime
Call Me Old Fashioned
The Reason We Are Here
(Looking In) The Wrong Place
Don't Look At Me That Way
If You Love Me
The Wandering Kind
The Ballad of Killaoe
So What If It Rains
Only Love Can Break Your Heart
Before The Night Is Through
Here I Am
New York
Get On With Your Short Life (Remix)

RADIO 2 - Ken Bruce Show - 'Tracks Of My Years'
These are the tracks Brian picked....

Monday Alphabet Street - Prince
Don't Play That Song For Me - Aretha Franklin

Tuesday You Send Me - Sam Cooke
Gloria - Van Morrison

Wednesday Norwegian Wood - The Beatles
Looking For The Saturday Night - Tom Waits

Thursday I Can't Make You Love Me - Bonnie Raitt
Running Up That Hill - Kate Bush

Friday Angel - Kirsty MacColl
Walk On - U2

June Up-dates

The Single 'Get On With Your Short Life' is out now in the UK

GOWYSL singleTrack Listing:
Get On With Your Short Life (remix)
Get On With Your Short Life
Be Still As You Are Beautiful

Catalogue No:
CUBC079
Release Date:
17th June 2002

RADIO 2
Get On With Your Short Life' not only continues to remain in the 'A' playlist for Radio 2, it has now been promoted to 'Album Of The Week'. Commencing 17th June the album will be featured on the Ken Bruce show and the Janice Long show.

Tune into Good Morning Sunday on Radio 2, this Sunday 16th at 8.00am. Brian will be chatting and singing one live track.

Listen on-line to Brian chatting to Simon Mayo about the experience of making his latest album. This interview was broadcast on Monday 17th during Simon Mayo's Album Chart Show and is archived on the Radio 2 website.

RADIO 2 - Ken Bruce Show - 'Tracks Of My Years'
Brian has been picked as the celebrity guest on the Ken Bruce Show - 'Tracks Of My Years' Throughout the week starting Monday 24th June Brian will pick 2 of his favourite songs. Past guests include Michael Bolton, Elvis Costello & Sheryl Crow.

The (Scottish) Sunday Post
Will be running a feature and interview on Brian on Sunday 23rd June. Now changed to Sunday 30th June.

Virgin Radio

Get Virgin Radio to start 'Getting On With Their Short Life' -
click on logo for details.

OPEN HOUSE WITH GLORIA HUNNIFORD
The recording of this show takes place on Wednesday 12th June at a studio in central London. The tickets for the show are free and can be obtained by contacting the audience team on 020 7691 6467. Please note it is a first come, first served basis... so hurry! If you are lucky enough to get a ticket, then do remember to share your experience with the rest of us who will be tuning in on Monday 17th June.

UK TOUR DATES - SEPTEMBER 2002
Sunday 29th --The Academy, Birmingham. 0870 771 2000. Website
Saturday 28th - Shepherd's Bush Empire, Shepherd's Bush Green, London. 08700 600100 Website
Thursday 26th - The Stables, Milton Keynes . 01908 280 800. Website
Saturday 21st - Corn Exchange, Cambridge. 01223 357851 Website
Friday 20th- Bridgewater Hall, Manchester. 0161 907 9000. Website
Wednesday 18th - The Academy, Frogmore Street, Bristol. 0870 771 2000. Website
Tuesday 17th - The Ashcroft Theatre, Park Lane, Croydon. 020 8688 9291. Website
Sunday 15th - The Opera House, Westgate Road, Newcastle 0191 232 0899. Website
Saturday 14th - The Festival Theatre, 13-29 Nicholson Street, Edinburgh. 0131 529 6000 Website
Friday 13th - Philharmonic Hall, Hope Street, Liverpool. 0151 709 3789. Websites to

UK TV & RADIO INTERVIEW DATES
Thursday 6th June - The BBC
2.00pm - Radio Bristol - Keith Warmington
2.30pm - Radio Newcastle - Julia Hankin
3.00pm - Radio Scotland - Tom Morton Show
4.00pm - Radio Wales - Owen Mooney
5.00pm - Radio Midlands - to be confirmed

Monday 10th June - BBC Radio 2
6.00pm - Johnny Walker Show

Thursday 13th June -
7.00pm - GMTV - Performance & interview

Monday 17th June - Channel 5
2.20 - 3.33pm - Open House with Gloria Hunniford

GET ON WITH YOUR SHORT LIFE' TO BE RELEASED IN THE UK

Curb Records are pleased to announce the single 'Get On With Your Short Life' will be released in the UK on 17th June. The single will contain a new re-mix of the track plus the track 'Be Still As You Are Beautiful'.

The album is due for release in the UK on 1st July, containing four extra tracks; "Before the Night is Through", "Here I Am", "New York" & "Get On With Your Short Life (Remix)", with the rest of the world to follow shortly after.

Curb Records, with offices in Los Angeles, Nashville and London is now the one to watch. Why? Because our very own Brian Kennedy has recently signed a record deal with them!!

Curb, one of the world's top independent labels, is also home to multi million selling artists such as LeAnn Rimes, Tim McGraw and Jo Dee Messina. Recently, they have also had hits in the UK with Kaci.

May Up-dates

THE BRIAN KENNEDY IRISH SONG SERIES

Brian is currently filming and working on a brand new television music series for BBC Northern Ireland. The BBC want your help... 3 to 4 songs will be covered per show over six 30 minute programmes.  Based entirely around Irish songs which feature Brian and guests performing songs on location throughout Ireland, as well as 'behind the scenes' footage from the recording sessions and personal interviews between Brian and guests.

The programme will feature Brian performing musical collaborations with Sinead O'Connor, Paul Brady, Ronnie Drew & The Dubliners, Ronan Keating & Calum MacColl to name but a few!  As well as celebrity guests such as Bryan Ferry, Julian Clary, Mo Mowlan, Barry McGuigan, (the list is endless), talking about their favourite Irish songs.

Sounds great?.. Well there's more... the BBC have asked for your input!  Does 'Danny Boy', 'The Mountains of Mourne' or 'Whiskey in the jar' or any Irish song hold any memories for you?  What is your favourite Irish song and what memories do they stir? They want to know!  The BBC are also keen to find out "I never knew that!" stories about songs, the more quirky and funny the better, even if it's just an urban myth, that's ok!

Go to the BBC website to learn more and register your story!  Please note your participation will be by e-mail only - no interviews will be taking place.
 

BBC RADIO 2
'Get On With Your Short Life' gains entry straight into the 'A' playlist for Radio 2. Home of DJs Jimmy Young, Lynn Parsons, Johnnie Walker & Richard Allison to name a few is now the place to tune in and listen out for Brian. Here's the deal - if you hear it I want to know about it!! Yip get tuned into 88-91FM in the car, home, work or on-line now! Then send me an e-mail telling me where & when you heard it. Air Play Results

GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL
Brian will be performing at this year's Glastonbury Festival on Friday 28th June. Unfortunately tickets have been sold out for a while, so if you already have them booked, make your way to the Acoustic Stage between 7- 8pm. Do remember to send in a review for the fan page!

NEW CONCERT DATE....
Brian will play Londonderry Park, Newtownards, Ireland on Saturday 1st June 2002 at 8pm. This is an outdoor event, tickets are priced at £10 and go on sale on Monday 6th May from the following outlets:

Ards Tourist Info Centre - 028 9182 6846
Ards Leisure Centre - 028 9181 2837
Comber Leisure Centre - 028 9187 4350
Portaferry TIC - 028 4272 9882

April Up-dates

LINEN HALL LIBRARY
Brian will perform with Neil Martin and The West Ocean String Quartet on Saturday 4th May. The evening is run in conjunction with the Linen Hall Library and will take place at The Rosemary Street Church Belfast. The concert will include new instrumental compositions and arrangements of songs for voice and quartet, especially commissioned for this evening.

The West Ocean Sting Quartet was formed in 1999 with the intention of exploring and celebrating both traditional and newly-composed music. Belfast-born Neil Martin has worked with many leading musicians, both on stage and in the studio, as producer, arranger, session musician and orchestral conductor. His music has taken him throughout Europe and North America, including performances in Carnegie Hall and the Royal Festival Hall. Early booking is advisable. Contact the Linen Hall Library on 028 90321707 or visit their website at www.linenhall.com

GREEN FAMILY APPEAL
Orla Green, sends in a message of thanks -
"Hi, I am a member of the Greene family, Kilkeel. Myself and two sisters attended the concert in the Slieve Donard Hotel, Newcastle, 27th March. Brian's appearance was outstanding and lifted the hearts of my aunt, son and other family members who attended the concert. We are all very thankful to Brian, his band, the Hanna sisters and everyone at the Slieve Donard Hotel for their input and organisation for the concert. It was a great success and a special thank you to Brian himself who sang his heart out on the night." Orla

March Up-dates

LIFETIMES
Brian joins Annie McCartney for a chat and to share some of the music which has inspired him. Tune into BBC Radio Ulster on Saturday 30th March at 9.30 -10.05 am. Or listen on-line at bbc.co.uk The broadcast date has changed to Saturday 6th April.

TV AD
TSB Bank & The Irish Permanent Building Society are amalgamating forces in Ireland and the Irish TV Stations are using Brian's 'Get On With Your Short Life' single as the jingle tune to their TV ad.

MUSIC ASIDES
Brian reflects on his musical career and his experiences as a child growing up on the Falls Road in Belfast. Music Asides is broadcast on TV on BBC N. Ireland on Friday 29th March at 22.30 - 23.00.

GREEN FAMILY APPEAL
A special concert has been organised to raise urgently needed funds to continue the search operation, off the County Down coast for the missing Green family. Brian and his band will perform at the Slieve Donard Hotel, Newcastle on Wednesday 27th March. Brian and everyone involved with the concert including the hotel, will provide their services free of charge and all proceeds will go to the Green Family Fund and on-going search operation. Brian said "I was very moved when I heard about the tragedy, and my heart went out to the victims and their relatives. I am honoured that I have been asked to assist, by performing in Newcastle, in order that the search can continue.”

Tickets are £25 and are available from all Ticketmaster outlets and the following local outlets:

Slieve Donard Hotel
The Music and Book Shop, Downpatrick
Smyths, Newcastle
Barbican, Annalong
Ahead With Rita Salon, Kilkeel
Slots of Fun, Warrenpoint

For a full news report go to the BBC website

'OUT OF THE BLUE'.......
Tune into the TV programme 'Out of the Blue' where Brian enjoys a meal on a barge and talks to Derek Davis about his life, his music and his love of rivers. This programme is scheduled to be broadcast on Wednesday 14th March on RTE 1between 7.30 -8.00 pm.

THE IRISH WORLD ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS 2002
Brian received the 'Best Male Singer' Award at the 8th Irish World Award ceremony, which took place on Monday 25th February at the Galtymore Club, London. This year's show was the biggest to date, with names like Paul Brady, Pauline McGlynn and performances from many others in Irish Entertainment.

February Up-dates

METEOR IRELAND MUSIC AWARDS

Brian will join the likes of singer/songwriter David Gray and film star Adrian Dunbar, John Hurt, Craig Doyle, Maria Doyle-Kennedy, Keith Duffy, Brendan O’Carroll, in presenting awards at the event, which takes place on Monday, March 4th at the Point Theatre, Dublin. International singing sensation Enrique Inglesias will join the star-studded line-up for Ireland’s biggest music and celebrity event, which will see performances by Westlife, Gabrielle, The Cranberries, Ronan Keating, Lighthouse Family, Samantha Mumba and Muse. International comedian Patrick Kielty will host the Awards. Tickets are available from Ticketmaster, Ireland. For those who can't get there, it will also be broadcast on 7th March on RTE (Network 2 at 9pm) and on VH1 music channel on cable and digital tv across Britain and Europe.

THE IRISH WORLD ENTERTAINMENT AWARDS 2002
Brian is to appear at the 8th Irish World Award ceremony, which takes place on Monday 25th February at the Aran Suite, Galtymore Club, Cricklewood, North London. This year's show promises to be biggest to date, and names Paul Brady, Pauline McGlynn and many more.

ST PATRICK'S WEEKEND CELEBRATIONS
Thursday 14th March
St Josephs Hall, Omagh
Unreserved Seating. Tickets cost £20 and can be obtained in person from Route 66, Omagh - Tele 0288 2244881.

Friday 15th March
Silverbridge Football Club, Fords Cross, Silverbridge
Unreserved Seating. Tickets cost £17.50 and can be purchased from Carlin Records, Lochman Sports and CD World

Sunday 17th March
Guildhall Square, Derry. Open air show. Free entrance. Brian on stage at 5.30pm

SECRET GARDEN CHART NEWS
'You Raise Me Up' the first radio-single from the album is getting great coverage, in fact the single entered the Norwegian Charts at Number One. 'Once In A Red Moon' went straight in at Number 2.

If you get the chance tune into BBC Radio 2 as 'You Raise Me Up was heard on the Terry Wogan Show!

January Up-dates

ONCE IN A RED MOON - By Secret Garden

Secret Garden

Brian appears on the track 'You Raise Me Up' from the newly released album by Secret Garden. The CD was released in Finland on 27th December 2001 and is due for release in other territories early 2002. 'You Raise Me Up' is the first radio-single from the album and is getting great coverage on Norwegian TV and Radio. Fionnula Sherry (Violinist) and Rolf Lovland (Composor/Producer/Keyboardist) bring Irish and Norwegian folk music together to make up Secret Garden. For more details on Secret Garden go to www.secretgarden.no.

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