Baileys New Street, Saturday 29th June 2019 at 8 p.m.
With advertised headliners The Eskies forced to pull out of this week’s gig at The Churchyard Sessions due to personal reasons, the people at Summer in the City have done the impossible and managed to draft in none other than the legend of Irish music that is Brian Kennedy to perform. This promises to be another amazing Saturday of music in Waterford City – we advise getting in early for this one as it’s likely to be packed!
Brian Kennedy is a multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter, a highly-regarded radio/television presenter, Doctor of Letters from University of Ulster, novelist and ‘Voice of Ireland’ coach.
Brian Kennedy was the featured vocalist with Van Morrison’s Blues & Soul Revue for six years and has appeared on five of Van’s albums. Brian Kennedy represented Ireland at Eurovision in Athens and was the lead singing performer in ‘Riverdance on Broadway’ for nine months at Manhattan’s Gershwin Theatre.
Brian recently had a sold-out show at Waterford’s Theatre Royal. Some of his best-known hits include ‘Captured’, ‘A Better Man’, ‘Life, Love & Happiness’, ‘Put the Message in the Box’, ‘Get on With Your Short Life’ and ‘You Raise Me Up’.
The Churchyard Sessions take place from 8pm, following on from ArtBeat on the same stage on Bailey’s New Street, this week featuring two fantastic bands, Munky and Tanjier.
Summer in the City is funded by Waterford Council and Waterford Viking Triangle and supported by The Reg, The Munster Bar, Tully’s, Rapid Cabs and Waterford Cultural Quarter. With loads more info, announcements and details to come, keep an eye to FaceBook or the brand-new Summer in the City website, summerinthecity. And don’t forget to pick up a copy of the Summer in the City brochure, available throughout the City! It’s going to be a great summer!
Central Arts, 123A parade Quay, The Viking Triangle, Waterford City.