Brian Houston set for local show

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Brian Houston will perform at the Bronte Music Club on Saturday February 27.

Recently relocated back to his native Belfast, Brian Houston has a new album out which is a complete departure from his always self penned albums.

Houston has presented a selection of gems from his childhood.

Entitled ‘Songs From My Father,’ Brian has taken the songs he was taught at home by his parents and infused them with a fresh creative sparkle.

When asked why this sudden turn around from his policy of only releasing his own compositions, Houston replied.

“There’s something about being away from home for a long time that makes you appreciate your culture and heritage.

“I was being asked for songs from home in the States and I decided to look more into the folk music of the sixties.”

Brian said: “The feedback has been pretty astounding. People of all ages and parts of the island have remarked how much the songs take them back and remind them of who they are.”

Whilst some of these songs may be a few hundred years old, their tunes and tails resonate with people like they always did. Uilleann pipes and low whistles mingle with rich backing vocals and sweet harmonies that sound like The Clancy Brothers and The Dubliners had a session with Bon Iver and First Aid Kit.

A truly unique blend of old and new, ‘Songs Of My Father’ honours not just Houston’s dad but the culture of his homeland too.

Brian will be delivering some of these songs at The Bronte Music Club on Saturday 27th February 2016.

Doors open at 8.30pm and the show starts at 9.00pm.

Tickets costing £15 are available from Banbridge Visitor Information Office.

T: 028 4062 3322 or E: tic@armaghbanbridgecraigavon.gov.uk