Brendan Monaghan

Currently available from Brambus Records:


today is a good day

Tracks:
  1. The Girl from Westmeath
  2. So Sad
  3. Mother
  4. I Am Weak
  5. Where I Belong
  6. Today Is a Good Day
  7. Girl on the Corner
  1. Faith, Love and Hope
  2. Sometimes
  3. Whom Shall We Turn To?
  4. Comin' Home
  5. Ta Mo Chroi In Eirinn
  6. Leaving Portaferry - 2016
  7. Where I Belong - Live

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“today is a good day” is Brendan Monaghan’s fifth release on Brambus Records. The album is a collection of songs reflecting on the emotions of love, loss, faith and belonging. From the up tempo track “the girl from Westmeath” to the moving ballad “mother” to the hopeful title track “today is a good day” the moods and tempos vary as the album progresses on its journey.
Brendan Monaghan is one of the finest songwriters from the Belfast area in Northern Ireland. Since his early years with "The Cattle Company" he wrote songs that match perfectly in the Irish tradition and he constantly tours to develop his fan base.

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lovers always win

Tracks:
  1. the one i left behind
  2. precious time
  3. 3:45 amsterdam train
  4. let it breathe
  5. off the rails
  6. i never got to know you
  7. no more words
  8. lovers always win
  9. i'm not the one
  1. caledonian girl
  2. the road to ballintra
  3. the snow fell down
  4. the one i left behind (extended)
  5. tús nua
  6. let me in
  7. suffer for you
  8. alone together

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Wir freuen uns, im Rahmen unserer Spezialitäten des Jahres 2014 und unseres 25jährigen Bestehens das nunmehr bereits vierte CD-Werk des nordirischen Songwriters BRENDAN MONAGHAN für Brambus präsentieren zu dürfen.

„Lovers Always Win“ ist ein Retro-Album, welches das Beste aus Brendan Monaghan’s frühen Werken in neuen remixten Versionen enthält. Das Album beinhaltet Songs wie “The One I Left Behind”, “Precious Time”, “I’m Not The One” oder “The Snow Fell Down” und ist geprägt von vielen Emotionen, die man im täglichen Leben erfährt. Die Songs wurden während den letzten zehn Jahren regelmässig live sowie im Radio gespielt - in vielen Ländern dieser Welt!

“Brendan Monaghan besitzt die klassisch lyrische Quintessenz und das melodische Verständnis eines irischen Singer-Songwriters. Er kreiert unvergessliche Liedtexte und überbringt diese mit einer sanft einnehmenden Stimme”
Tim Carroll (Journalist/Autor).

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Brambus is proud to celebrate its 25th anniversary with another, yet the 4th release of northern ireland songwriter Brendan Monaghan. “Lovers Always Win” is a remixed retrospective album release, featuring the very best of Brendan Monaghan’s early work. The album includes songs such as “The One I Left Behind”, “Precious Time”, “I’m Not The One” and “The Snow Fell Down” and covers many mixed emotions that one experiences though-out life. These songs have been regulary performed live and heard on the radio in many different countries around the world over the past ten or so years.

“Brendan Monaghan possesses the classic lyrical quintessence and melodic appreciation of an Irish singer-songwriter. He crafts memorable lyrics and delivers them with a softly engaging voice”.
Tim Carroll (journalist/writer)

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look no further

Tracks:
  1. sweet divine
  2. look no further
  3. deep dark rosaleen
  4. just a glance
  5. katie shines
  6. i will never be alone
  1. grateful
  2. love me
  3. please come back to me
  4. p.o.l.a.n.d
  5. mo gra
  6. bonus: caledonian girl

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Wir freuen uns einen neuen irischen Künstler auf dem Label begrüssen zu dürfen: BRENDAN
MONAGHAN hatte bislang zwei Veröffentlichungen auf dem holländischen Roxon-Labels. Dies ist
sein neues Meisterwerk und sein erster Beitrag im erlesenen Roster der Brambus-Singer-
Songwriter!

Brendan Monaghan ist ein irischer Singer/Songwriter und lebt ausserhalb von Belfast. Er spielt in
Irland und bereits vielen Ländern der Welt seine eigenen Songs, aber bringt in seinem Repertoire
auch hin und wieder Songs von irischen Kollegen unter. Brendans Vielseitigkeit erlaubt ihm
sowohl solo oder in kleinen Besetzungen sowie mit voller Band zu begeistern. Er teilte die Bühne
schon mit etlichen internationalen Stars und gehört spätestens mit diesem Album in deren Reihen.
Er hat bereits für die Vorgängeralben hervorragende, enthusiastische Kritiken gesammelt und wird
mit „Look No Further“ zur Spitze der irischen Songwriterszene vorstossen.

Der irische Singer/Songwriter und Journalist David Ballantine lobte Brendans Arbeit wie folgt:
“Brendan is one of Ireland’s unsung songsmiths who writes straight from the heart. He is also a
performer of electrifying energy and enthusiasm, sparkling like a diamond every time he throws a
guitar strap round his neck”. Brendan Monaghan kann jetzt entdeckt werden, mit dieser tollen
neuen Produktion – oder im Dezember 2008, wenn er für nur wenige Termine in Mitteleuropa auf
Tournee ist! SPECIAL ATTENTION FOR THE EXCELLENT VIDEO-BONUS-TRACKS!!!!!

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We are pleased to have another Irish artist on the label! BRENDAN MONAGHAN has
released two albums before on Dutch label Roxon. This is his first step into the Brambus
singer-songwriter world and we are very pleased to welcome him in our roster!

Brendan Monaghan is an Irish singer songwriter, living outside of Belfast. He performs his
material at home and in many different countries around the world, either solo or in a
small line-up, or more uptempo with a full band. Brendan has shared the same bill as
many top international artists. He has received very enthusiastic reviews for his music as
he continues to progress in his art form.

Irish singer/songwriter and journalist David Ballantine has praised for Brendan 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, sparkling like a
diamond every time he throws a guitar strap round his neck”. Discover him now – or in
December 2008, when he tours in Switzerland for the first time!

SPECIAL ATTENTION FOR THE EXCELLENT VIDEO-BONUS-TRACKS!!!!!!!


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flicker of hope

Tracks:
  1. miss those days
  2. flicker of hope
  3. 39 days
  4. after the rain
  5. where are you now?
  6. fa do choinne
  1. nothing at all
  2. alleluia morning
  3. before i knew her name
  4. when she's happy
  5. am bainne
  6. miss those days

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“flicker of hope” ist das vierte Soloalbum von singer/songwriter Brendan Monaghan und sein zweites Werk für Brambus. Mit dieser Veröffentlichung kehrt Monaghan vermehrt zum erdig-keltischen Klang seiner früheren Alben zurück - mit dem fesselnden Titelsong „flicker of hope“, dem Marsch-Stück „after the rain“, dem gälischen Lied “fá do choinne” (for you) und dem jig/reel “am bainne“ (milk time).

 

Der lebhafte Eröffnungstitel „miss those days“ ist die Geschichte vom Erwachsenwerden, von Unschuld und Träumen. „flicker of hope“ enthält Monaghan's üblich starken Mix aus Gefühl, Liebe, Glaube, Einsamkeit und Leidenschaft. Diese CD ist ein Album der Hoffnung in Zeiten der Unsicherheit.   



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"flicker of hope" is Irish singer/songwriter Brendan Monaghan's fourth solo album and his second for brambus. This release sees Monaghan return to the more earthy Celtic sound of his earlier albums.

With the haunting title track "flicker of hope", the march time stomp "after the rain", the Gaelic vocal piece "fá do choinne" (for you) and the jig/reel "am bainne" (milk time). The uptempo opening track "miss those days" is story of growing up, innocence and dreams.  "flicker of hope" contains Monaghan's usual strong mix of emotions, love, faith, loneliness and passion. This album is an album of hope during times of uncertainty.


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Never Too Late To Come Home

Tracks:
  1. t'was only a lie
  2. sister's lament
  3. i love how you love me
  4. leaving portaferry
  5. homes of donegal
  6. oh rosie
  1. you know the deal
  2. sweetest kiss
  3. a friend in you
  4. never to late to come home
  5. running away
  6. the last day

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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. 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. 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 too come home" is the Irish singer songwriters' third release for Brambus Records. This album sees Monaghan continue his songwriting with his usual emotion, passion and catchy melodies as he covers many different aspects of life.
The material on the new album just like his previous Brambus releases "look no further" and "flicker of hope" follow the same contemporary roots path with an Irish traditional music feel running through.

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Brendan Monaghan tritt in vielen Ländern auf der ganzen Welt auf um seine Musik zu präsentieren und hat die Bühne schon mit vielen internationalen Top-Künstlern geteilt und auch für mehrere Sänger Songs geschrieben. Die EP „i love how you love me“, welche der Singer/Songwriter Anfang 2012 veröffentlichte, schaffte es an die Spitze der internationalen Celtic Music Charts. Der irische Journalist und RTE Radio-Moderator John O’Regan sagt „Brendan Monaghan’s Musik vereint die besten Elemente aus klassischem Folk-Rock, Singer/Songwriter-Kunst und irischem Folk-Gefühl in einem attraktiven Gesamtpaket.“

„Never too late to come hom“ ist das dritte Album des irischen Singer/Songwriters für Brambus Records. Auch dieses Album ist geprägt von Gefühl, Leidenschaft und eingängigen Melodien und handelt von vielen Aspekten des Lebens. Wie schon bei die beiden vorhergehenden Alben für Brambus, „look no further“ und „flicker of hope“, folgt auch das neue Material sowohl einem zeitgenössischen Folk-Stil, als auch der traditionellen irischen Musik.

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