Paul Brady on making music at 75: ‘Pop, folk, rock, I was all of it, and I’m still all of it’

The singer-songwriter may have turned three quarters of a century this week, but with a new album out, gigs and an autobiography in the offing, he’s showing no signs of slowing down

Paul Brady, musician: ‘I was lucky. Several times I’ve been plucked from obscurity to be thrown into the very top.’ Picture: Fergal Phillips

Paul Brady is experiencing something of a purple patch creatively at the moment. Not only does he have a new album out, the enjoyably absorbing Maybe So, but he’s also, as he describes it, “in the death throes” of completing his autobiography, which is due out in September. And that’s not even counting the live gigs in Ireland and abroad. For a man who this week turned 75, it’s a prolific work rate, but for ...