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Brian Dolan

Photo of Brian Dolan, irish musician playing all original music at the 2004 songwriter showcase

"Bean" to his friends, Brian Dolan is deeply involved in the local scene, hosting traditional and modern sessions in local pubs, it's his talent and enthusiasm that had a great deal to do with the formation of the Songwriter Showcase. Brian's fiery songwriting kicked off the evening in 2004 and the rest, as they say, is history.

Originally From: Athlone

Currently Living in: Athlone

How long playing: I've been playing the Guitar about 6 years. 11 years playing music (piano).

What Inspired you to write: Not sure. I like poetry.

Any artist that influenced or inspired you: Dave Matthews, counting crowes, Pearl Jam, Sting & Bob Marley.

Other: Brian is currently on the road, playing an awful lot of traditional music in the southern hemisphere.

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Songwriter Night 2007

Join us on Leap Year Night 2008 (Friday, February 29th) as brings you the 5th Annual Irish Midland Songwriter Showcase featuring five new talented artists, all singing their own original music.

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Songwriters 2007 CD

Get it here! Now available in advance from, listen to the five brilliant artists who took to the stage for the 4th annual Songwriter Showcase in 2007. Recorded live on the night, the CD will be released on the Leap Year Night at the 2008 songwriter showcase . . .

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