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Brendan Monaghan

Folk // Bangor, Down

Brendan Monaghan – singer songwriter

Brendan Monaghan performs his material at home and in many different countries around the world. Monaghan has shared the same bill as many top international artists and has written material for several recording artists. He has released four albums “precious time”, “no more words”, “look no further” and "flicker of hope" released on Brambus Records. The singer songwriter's release in the early part of 2012 a five track EP titled "I love how you love me" achieved a number one position on the international Celtic Music Charts.
Monaghan supported Nanci Griffith at the 2012 Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival.
May 2013 there was a second number one recorded in the Celtic Music Charts this time with a song called “t’was only a lie“ .
He has received very enthusiastic reviews for his music as he continues to progress in his art form. 2013 sees the release of “never too late to come home“ Monaghan’s fifth solo album.
2014 Monaghan releases a retrospective album called “lovers always win“.
Belfast singer/songwriter and journalist David Ballantine has praised Monaghan and his music by saying “ Brendan is one of Ireland’s unsung songsmiths who writes straight from the heart. He is also a performer of electrifying energy and enthusiasm“. 2018 will see the release of Brendan Monaghan's next album.

Irish journalist and RTE radio presenter John O' Regan says " Brendan Monaghan's music evokes the best elements of classic folk rock, singer songwriter artistry and Irish folk sensibilities in an attractive, listenable package".
“never too late to come home” has a strong Celtic musical base while offering a batch of songs both fine-tuned and accessible which capitalise on the promise hinted at to date. Brendan Monaghan has a strong distinctive vocal style and a cache that encompasses folk, pop, country elements and combines them to create a unique personalised take on Irish roots music and on this album finds his talents at their peak. John O‘ Regan.

Author, poet and journalist Jackie Hayden’s quote:
"Brendan Monaghan's success proves that sometimes, although not often enough, talent wins in the end".

Writer/journalist Tim Carroll.
Nothing outrageous, nothing extravagant, meeting every expectation - this is simply a well-crafted, finely-produced album that shows how an accomplished singer-songwriter delivers his art

Journalist. Gabriele H. German Folk Magazine. „“FOLK magazin“
“If you don’t know Brendan Monaghan yet, the man is a treasure!“