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“John Breen is nominated in the "Best Americana Song" category for "I Still Believe", the first single from his current album "Origins". A collaboration between Breen, lyricist Charlotte Hannon, famed multi-instrumentalist Tim Crouch and producer Stevie Hawkins, John's powerful Irish voice carries us through a lyric of universal appeal with excellent production. The fiddle and mandolin set the mood while the tin whistle and Celtic harp create warm lush sounds that carry us right along until we too find ourselves believing. The 5th Annual Indie Music Channel Awards Ceremony will be held Sunday April 24, 2016, at The Clive Davis Theatre inside the legendary Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, California. More info www.johnbreenmusic.com”

“Ann McGovern & The Arklow Chamber of Commerce has decided to promote our local Music & Arts Scene”

“Публикация о новом сингле который доступен для скачивания была замечена на странице Джона Брина. В нашем музыкальном эфире звучит этот сингл и радует наших слушателей первыми... The publication about a new single, that is availiable for download, was noticed on John Breen's Facebook page. We already have this single on-air and our listeners will be the first to have this pleasure...”


“John Breen Contemporary Folk Hit Single 'I Still Believe' Released By Emphasis Records”

“Arklow native John Breen brand new album "Origins"”

“It's great to get some recognition with The Celtic Music Fan. This site has been very good to me also in the past. It makes very interesting reading and has top quality musicians on board”


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“This is a candid interview covering the journey into the world of composing tunes, the inspiration behind the songs and the challenges along the way. A musician’s life is an exciting road with twists and turns, plus interesting characters that pop up once in a while. It is the beauty in accidental meetings, the out-of- the-blue conversations and how to stay grounded though them all. So check this interesting conversation with the artist John Breen and the beauty of Irish music!”

“Fans of Ronnie Drew, Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen and even Kenny Rogers will find something that will tickle their heart-strings. If you think his recorded songs are awesome, wait until you hear him live. His performance level will blow your socks off.”

“John Breen Wins Five "I Like It"  Track of the Week Awards for "Campfire In The Dark", "Bold Fenian Men" "Maggie" 'You will go' and Black is the colour”

“We bring you good news from the folks at Celtic Radio. "Old Men in Hats" is now playing on our broadcast channels including Highlander Radio! At Celtic Radio, we just don't play any music on our internet broadcast channels. Each and every musician, song and album is personally reviewed for acceptance. We then place the songs in a unique and creative rotation system that will highlight your particular style and genre.”

“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 www.AtlantaMusicGroup.com ”

“Emphasis Records has set an April 30th release date for the 2nd John Breen Album "Old Men In Hats". Previously signed to sister label Alternative Urban Records, John Breen's debut self titled album, comprised of vocalist/guitarist John Breen and his band Finan, was a compelling tribute to Irish ballad tradition. His new album "Old Men In Hats" is the summation of the Celtic Nation as a whole from the last six years—and further back to deep rooted issues, filled with emotion, triumph, good times, loss and the ever present over-coming Irish spirit.”

“On Old Men In Hats, the long awaited follow up to John Breens 2004 debut album, his clear, expressive and emotional voice is captivating, making 14 of these 16 tracks of eclectic self-penned tunes, original and traditional songs, an enjoyable listen and well worth the wait. From rhythmic cuts to stellar ballads, backed by several pre-eminent Irish musicians, Mick Redmond, Brian Doyle, Peter Walker, Larry Cullen and Tommy Breen, this album delivers magical vocal and musical performances.”

Emphasis Records