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Brian Kennedy Recovery (Brian Kennedy)

By | Published on Tuesday 13 August 2019

There was a lot of love in the room for this famous Irish singer/songwriter, not long out of chemotherapy, turning up in a sparkly jacket and a kilt explaining that he’s wearing pants because of his treatment. He sang his hits including ‘You Raise Me Up’ and the beautifully performed ‘A Better Man’, as well as premiering some inspiring new songs he’d written about his illness and recovery. His conversations with the audience were fun; someone tried to get a gig as a guitarist because Kennedy had once been a coach on a TV talent show. He had a serious message too, for the well, not just the sick: “Get on with your short life” and don’t worry what other people think of you.

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tw rating 4/5 | [Louise Rodgers]