Brendan O'Byrne - Pianist - A.r.i.a.m L.r.i.a.m B.mus.tech.Qbe.
A Little About Brendan
Always a performer, its no surprise the Brendan found himself making a living from his talents as a
From his schooldays, he found himself in demand for school concerts, plays, musicals, both playing parts,
and later in school years gaining valuable experience by training chorus for the various shows being put on at school
From there he was in big demand in his native Dublin, and acted as musical director to many musical societies,
award winning choirs, and folk groups.
After moving to the west of Ireland he joined Ashford Castle Hotel the flagship hotel of The Red Carnation Hotel Group,
where he has been the resident Pianist,Guitarist, and entertainer for some years.He is often referred to as Maestro
by many of the regular guests as he delights them with their special requests.
At this prestigious hotel he has entertained heads of state, royalty, and celebrities from all over the world.
There was always sing songs in Brendan’s home place, and of course all young boys wanted to play the guitar.
At that time Clancy Brother’s and Tommy Makem were in their prime.
Brendan developed a keen interest in folk music, and taught himself the guitar , banjo and concertina.
But it was the simple and singable songs of Tommy Makem, that started Brendan writing songs.
In later years he was also influenced by John Denver , James Taylor , Jim Croce ,
and Joan Baez and over the years he has written a lot of songs for other artists.
You can listen to some of them by visiting the store
Brendan has a music production suite and is currently writing and producing new material.
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