John Breen
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  • Arklow, Co. Wicklow
  • Ireland
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    Old Men In Hats

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About Old Men In Hats:
From rhythmic cuts that will get your toes tapping (Rosemary Bailey) to John's engaging vocal nuances on stellar ballads (Ringsend Rose, Old Man), and boosted by several pre-eminent Irish musicians to include: band member Mick Redmond (well crafted mandolin and banjo influences throughout), accordion and whistle accompaniments by Brian Doyle, driving bodhran beats from Peter Walker (check out Maggie), world champion Irish piper Larry Cullen, and the talented tin whistler Tommy Breen (of Boru and Fenian Folk) contributing a fine solo instrumental (The Bog Down In The Valley O'), this album delivers magical vocal and musical performances.
The title track "Old Men In Hats" (an incredible lyrical contribution from fellow Wicklow man Terry Kavanagh) truly puts you there, in that place that as the song says: "feels like heaven to me." 24 Hour Streaming Folk Music
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Arklow, Co. Wicklow
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Hailing from the "Garden of Ireland" County Wicklow, John Breen is intensely passionate, deeply evocative, with pure powerful singing of traditional Irish and original songs, combined with an intriguing blend of contemporary Celtic music. John Breen is, The Irish Voice.

Live on stage, John Breen and his band Finan connect with their audience and their audience with them. Bringing to the stage personality and a culmination of his many musical experiences from touring the EU with Finan, to touring the U.S.A., to sharing the stage with artists such as Boru, The Dublin Rogues, The Dublin City Ramblers, Liam O' Faoilin, Ronnie Ellams and Kieran Brennan, Francy Conway, to name a few, John Breen & Finan know how to get the party started!

From traditional favorites to original songs, John Breen impels young and old alike to follow him on a wonderful musical journey.

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Posted on April 26, 2011 at 11:08pm 0 Comments

His voice, a gravely, deep, sexy sound; very similar to Ronnie Drew, grabbed my attention right away. His arrangements are excellent and cover titles such as ‘Raglan Road’, ‘Easy & Slow’, ‘Black is The Colour’ along with nine other traditional songs and one, self penned ‘You Will Go’. For sure John Breen has a really good sound that should be in your music library. He was signed to Atlanta Music Group’s ‘Alternative-Urban Records January 2004. Website… Continue

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At 11:42am on April 29, 2011, Last Summer said…
We're brand new to the site and are saying hi to everyone!  :)
At 1:30pm on April 26, 2011, Eliseo Mauas Pinto said…

Thanx a lot John for sharing your magic with us...

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