Sunday, October 30. @ 19:00 – 20:45
Brian Lennon was born into a family steeped in traditional music. He started playing music at the age of 4 and hasn’t stopped since!
He has featured on many traditional albums and has performed worldwide. He was a founding member of Mayo-based traditional group Céide and Galway-based chamber choir Cois Cladaigh and in 2004 he became the conductor of Cór Mhaigh Eo. It was through meeting friends in the choral setting that the seven-piece vocal ensemble Coda was formed. Coda released their first album ‘Mouthmusic’ in 2011 to critical acclaim. Their second album ‘Train of Spirits’ was released in 2017 and featured the first self-penned songs by Lennon.
When asked about his songwriting influences, he says:
“My earliest memories recall my father’s albums of Dean Martin, Johnny Cash; then listening to my brother John’s tapes of the Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel and Neil Young. Later I listened a lot to James Taylor, Clifford T Ward, Joe Jackson and Jackson Browne. One album that I was obsessed with was Paul Brady’s Hard Station”.
Brian is delighted to launch his debut solo album ‘A Matter of Time’ at Westival. He will be joined by a host of special guests in the hopes of recreating the mood of the album.
It will be launched by singer-songwriter, Tony Reidy.