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Below are the 16 most recent journal entries recorded in Celtic Sounds' LiveJournal:

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009
12:03 pm
Michael Brunnock


New profile on Reverb Nation. Check it out and become a fan!
Tuesday, August 19th, 2008
10:25 am
Governor's Island festival

Irish Artist Michael Brunnock to Support Veteran Rockers
The Saw Doctors at Governor's Island festival

The Saw Doctors set at the Governor's Island Concert Series will kick
off in style this week with Irish singer-songwriter Michael Brunnock
wowing the audience at this inaugural event.

Never before has there been a concert series of this magnitude and
scope on the island and for three days concert-goers will rock out at
this nearly sold-out festival, but on the third day, Brunnock will
open for the legendary Saw Doctors and it promises to be a
not-to-be-missed concert.

This ground-breaking festival will open with the music man from Meath
in Ireland and his melodic and thumping folk-rock songs are set to
bring the 20,000-plus crowd to life.

With iconic songs like 'Man Overboard', telling of the Irish
experience of coming to the US for the first time, to the hypnotic
charms of 'Fallen Leaves' picking out rhythmic heart-wrenching lyrics,
chords and melody, Brunnock is a force to be reckoned with.

Playing regularly as a well-known and loved singer in the
singer-songwriter circuits in Downtown New York, Brunnock wowed a
sold-out audience in the Bowery Ballroom earlier this year, has a
residency slot at the Red Lion, completed a tour in Ireland and is
fast becoming the up and coming Irish voice on the acoustic New York

"It's a great honor to open for Irish legends the Saw Doctors.
They're a lot of fun and I'm excited about playing to such a large
outdoor festival. This will be a very special gig and I'm looking
forward to it very much," Brunnock said.

His second CD, 'So I Do', received to high critical acclaim, was
described as "Neil Young meets Coldplay on a bus while on vacation in
Ireland" and "a truly a fresh and unique album".

Limited tickets are still available for the event and can be obtained
from www.govislandconcerts.com.

Further information is available at www.michaelbrunnock.com and
Monday, June 2nd, 2008
3:33 pm
Bell X1
Bell X1 Interview on Paddy-Whacked™ Radio!

Current Mood: excited
Monday, April 14th, 2008
12:17 am
Vote for BalconyTV!
Excerpted from Paddy-Whacked Radio™ news:

Up for a 2008 Webby Award, BalconyTV was nominated in the Viral Video category. As you likely know, BalconyTV has been running daily since June 2006, bringing you the best in Irish music from a tiny balcony overlooking Dame Street, including Paddy-Whacked Radio™ staples like Kiernan McMullan, Paddy Casey, and Garrett Wall. The Webby winners are chosen by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, but you can vote for BalconyTV for the Webby’s “People’s Voice” award by clicking here. Show your support for the people who support Irish music!

Current Mood: tired
Thursday, April 3rd, 2008
10:55 pm
Paddy-Whacked Radio™
For all the latest in Irish indie music and Irish indie music news, why not subscribe to pwradiofm and pwradionews. This brings you all the updates on the podcast / FM Broadcast / news from Paddy-Whacked Radio™, Irish Indie Music for Your Ears, straight to your friends page!

Current Mood: chipper
Saturday, March 29th, 2008
6:26 pm
"Man Overboard"
"A song about emigrating from Ireland"

Michael Brunnock

Another great song from Michael Brunnock from 3/6/08 @ Joe's Pub. More here.
Monday, March 17th, 2008
8:07 pm
Saturday, January 5th, 2008
6:06 pm
Michael Brunnock on Fearless Music TV tonight!
Check out MICHAEL BRUNNOCK performing "NIAGARA FALLS" on Fearless Music TV. It airs in NYC tonight, JANUARY 5, at 12:30am on Fox 5. Not in NYC? Not a problem! Click here to see the ever growing list of cities that broadcast Fearless Music.

Current Mood: excited
Monday, December 3rd, 2007
12:44 pm
If you are in the Boston area. . .
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Be sure to check out Michael Brunnock, Irish independant artist from New York at his first Boston show! He has such lovely Celtic-inspired music. Click on the photo to check out his music.

Current Mood: hungry
Sunday, December 2nd, 2007
11:14 pm
Kiernan McMullan

Kiernan McMullan - Check out his site for more!

Current Mood: hungry
Friday, October 19th, 2007
10:35 am
Michael Brunnock
Michael Brunnock is my favorite new artist. You may know his work as the former front man of The Van Winkles and Little Palace. I recently reviewed his debut solo CD, So I Do, for CD Baby.

CD Baby's artist profile says:
Contemporary folk rock, lyrically charged, Neil Young meets ColdPlay on a bus while on vacation in Ireland. The bus driver plays the banjo.

Michael Brunnock was born in Ireland. He now lives in NYC.

"I tried potato picking, bartending, biochemistry, zoology, microbiology, math, and teaching math for a few years, cooking and bartending again. Tough ways to make a living I thought, when your heart is in music". "So I do" is new, to be released on June 10th 2007. I hope it makes me some money.

Otherwise I'll be cutting my nails and going back picking potatoes for Benji Dunne in Carnaross. Can you imagine? I have responsibilities ye know?

My previous records with Little Palace are available here and on itunes. Check out the reviews

Lots of love
Michael b

My review of his music followsCollapse )

Check him out on:
CD Baby
Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007
10:05 am
Celtic Blog Tales
Just a note here to let you know I have started posting stories about musicians and music over on myspace. On http://myspace.com/sandralynnsparks are already a few stories about the musicians I have met over the years, and this week I will begin adding stories about Reniassance Festival musicians on http://myspace.com/sandrasparkssusanhickey

Included in the blogs will not only be stories of musicians I have met, such as The Chieftains, Niamh Parsons, Maddie Pryor, Susan McKeown, Johnny Cunningham, and the like, but I will be writing about the music I am discovering as I explore Myspace. If you have a favorite musician or are a musician with a myspace page, let me know, and I'll come by for a listen.

I hope you'll enjoy the blog. I'm excited about the opportunity to write it.

Monday, September 24th, 2007
7:00 am
Friday, September 21st, 2007
10:18 am
Thursday, September 20th, 2007
9:39 am
9:32 am
Irish Gaelic Pick of the day - Lorcán
This lj is for sharing music I come across while maintaining my youtube and myspace music sites. I want to start with someone lovely, the Gaelic singer Lorcán Mac Mathuna:

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