Arts Interview: Lone wolf troubadour

Boarding school in Derry taught Paul Brady to fend for himself emotionally and mentally and, as an artist, he has consistently gone his own way, writes Andrew Lynch.

5th May, 2012
Paul Brady: 'Ultimately, the price of mainstream success was too high for me to pay'. Photo: Tony O'Shea

According to a modern school of thought, every man needs a garden shed as a private sanctuary from the outside world. Paul Brady has gone one better. He receives visitors in a recording studio at his house near the Dublin mountains, complete with mixing desk, grand piano and old tour posters that stretch all the way back to the 1960s.

"I built this place shortly after we moved here in 1992," he says, reclining in...

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