We're excited to be hosing Brendan Loughrey at Nine Irish Brothers in West Lafayette on Saturday, September 8. Brendan is a talented, energetic Irish musician with a huge repertoire of songs, including originals such as "F*** You, Kenny Chesney" as well as outstanding renditions of traditional Irish tunes.
Originally from County Donegal, Ireland, Brendan has witnessed first-hand the reality and hardships of life along the North-South divide. Combined with a strong family tradition of music, song & storytelling, these experiences have provided Brendan with the foundation which has now evolved into his passionate, authentic, and fun performances.
Currently based out of Chicago, IL, Brendan has had the great honor of playing major festivals throughout the country and has opened for many celebrities including Chuck Berry, Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp, Lorrie Morgan and more. Brendan has released 5 more CD's including "No Irish Need Apply" and "Last Set Of The Night" voted No.13 and No.12 Albums of the Year 2006 & 2007 respectively by Paddy Rock Radio listeners. A young man who cares deeply and sincerely about preserving the songs and stories of Ireland and it's tumultuous past, Brendan aspires to carry the torch from his greatest influences, Tommy Makem, Christy Moore and The Wolfe Tones long into the future and he was very proud to have been granted personal permission by Brian Warfield (Wolfe Tones) to re-record & release "Joe McDonnell" for the 25th Anniversary of the 1981 Hunger Strikes.
Bold, passionate and committed, Brendan Loughrey is a truly professional entertainer who appeals to every crowd. Join us on the 8th for a great night of entertainment--but if you can't make it, don't worry--he'll be across town on Friday the 7th.