Brendan’s still shining

Popular Irish singer Brendan Shine
Popular Irish singer Brendan Shine

BRENDAN Shine (pictured) is one of the most popular singers performing today – but don’t be surprised if you’ve never heard of him.

His musical career started in 1973 and seen him become on the popular artists in Ireland, as well as play some of the world’s biggest venues, including the Carnegie Hall in New York and the Sydney Opera House.

Billed as a world renowned Irish Folk singer and accordion player, Brendan is to make his first appearance at the St Helens Theatre Royal on Thursday, May 12 at 7.30pm.

He has released more than 40 albums and had 35 hit singles, 15 of which reaching number one’s in Ireland, and he is best known for his songs Do You Want Your Old Lobby Washed Down and Spuds.

Brendan has also presenting several television series in Ireland, including Nice and Easy and Shine On as well as appearing on renowned Irish programme The Late Late Show.

He said: “I’m looking forward to coming to St Helens as part of my UK and Ireland tour. I haven’t been before but I’ve heard great things about the town and the region.

“It’ll be grand to see all of my fans and to perform for them. When you come to a Brendan Shine Show, you become part of the Shine party, an experience I hope that you’ll enjoy and that you won’t forget.”

Tickets priced £12 are available from the Theatre Royal box office, Corporation Street, St Helens. Alternatively call 01744 756 000 or click