Brendan Shine

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Brendan Shine
Born 1947 (age 66–67)
Athlone Ireland
Genres Irish folk
Occupations Musician Television Presenter
Instruments Vocals, Accordion
Years active 1963–present
Notable instruments
Accordion

Brendan Shine (born 1947) is an Irish folk and country singer, television presenter[1] and accordion player from Athlone, with 5 Irish number 1 singles and best known for his songs about everyday Irish life such as "Do you Want your Old Lobby Washed Down" and "Spuds".

Career[edit]

Shine originally started off a barman, he set up a pub in Baylough in Athlone, across from St.Comans Park, 'Shine's Bar', He let his wife run the pub, recently Shine has sold the pub but the name remains 'Shines Bar'. He lives now in Moore, on the main road to Shannonbride in an ordinary old two story farm house, with a large farm attached to it.

Shine has released more than fifty albums and has had over forty-five hit singles.[2] He began by playing in his father's country band while still at school, played in Kieran Kelly's Ceili Band along with schoolfriend Johnny Dawson (who still performs with Shine in the Brendan Shine Super Band), originally making his name as an accordionist before taking up singing and becoming one of Ireland's best-known entertainers.[2] In 1971, he topped the Irish charts with "O'Brien Has No Place to Go", which stayed in the charts for five months.[3]

In the 1970s he recorded a few number one hits in Ireland. These included "Where The Three Counties Meet" in 1973, "Abbyshrule" (1974), "All My Roads Lead Back To You" (1976), "How Much Time" (1977) and "Do You Want Your Oul Lobby Washed Down" staying at number one for over six weeks. The song stayed in the Top 50 for over 40 weeks and Shine performed the song to Pope John Paul II when the Pope visited Ireland.

He has also presented several television series in Ireland, including Nice and Easy and Shine On as well as appearing on The Late Late Show.[2][4] In the 1990s he was a regular guest on The Lyrics Board[5] and performed many of his songs on Music shows and chat shows.

In 1998, had just released his new single the "Celtic Tiger" charting just outside the top 20.[6] Later that month his brother and band leader Owen Shine died while Brendan was on tour in the UK in Birmingham.[7][8] Later that year his Daughter Emily Shine joined his band. Also Brendan won the world Country Award for the second year running.

In 2004, Shine was banned from driving in the UK for a year after pleading guilty to drink-driving.[9]

In 2007 Brendan Shine released his major comeback hit Grandad[10] which charted for four weeks in Ireland peaking at number 24.[11]

In 2010 Brendan was awarded the highest civilian honour in County Roscommon The Freedom Of Roscommon Award to regognise over 43 years of musical achievements. He is only the second person to have ever achieved this award.[12] Brendans latest album Where Did You Meet Her was released on 16 April 2012 along with a dvd Lily Of the West.[13]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • The Best Of Brendan Shine (1971)
  • Céili House (1973) Play
  • This is Brendan Shine (1974) Play
  • Simple Love Songs Play
  • Catch Me If You Can Play
  • The Irish Side of Brendan Shine (1980) Pickwick
  • Country And Irish (1982) Play
  • Nice and Easy (1983) Play
  • Blue Misty Eyes Play
  • Moonshine (1986) Play
  • A Picture of My World (1988) Play
  • Magic Moments With.. (1989) Stylus (UK #62)[14]
  • Memories (1992) Play (UK #81)[14]
  • Always a Welcome (1992) Avid
  • New Roads (1992) Play
  • I Wanna Stay With You (1995) Carlton
  • If You Ever Go Over to Ireland (1996) Hallmark
  • I'll Settle for Old Ireland: 18 Country & Irish Favourites (1997) Hallmark
  • The Very Best Of Brendan Shine (1998) (Ireland #8)
  • Lovin You (1999) Avid
  • Far Far Away (2003) Avid
  • Soft, Sweet and Warm (2003) Blitz
  • With Love (2004) Am Cheoil (UK #74)[14]
  • Shine on (2004) Am Cheoil
  • Live at the Circus Tavern (2004) Am Cheoil
  • Live at Blazers (2004) Am Cheoil
  • At Home in Ireland: 18 Sentimental Songs (2004) Am Cheoil
  • Shine on 21 (2005) Am Cheoil
  • At Home (2005) Am Cheoil
  • Dear Hearts & Gentle People Pulse
  • Like Father, Like Daughter Intersound
  • Irish Party Time Beaumax
  • Grandad (The first time I heard him say ) & Other Family Favourites
  • Seasons of the Heart (2008) Pegasus
  • Live at Thatch
  • Rose of Castlerea
  • Shine On (2004)[15]*
  • Seasons Of The Heart (2008)
  • Ultimate Country (2011)
  • Where Did You Meet Her (2012)(BEA #11)[16]
Notable compilations
  • The Brendan Shine Collection (1983) Play (UK #51) (UK platinum album) [14][17]

Videos and DVDs[edit]

  • Brendan Shine White Star
  • At Home In Ireland (2007) Proper Music Distribution
  • Shine On (2007) Proper Music Distribution
  • Live At Blazers (2007) Proper Music Distribution
  • Live At The Circus Tavern (2007) Proper Music Distribution
  • The Very Best Of (2007) H and H
  • Lily Of The West (2012)

Singles[edit]

  • "Treat My Daughter Kindly" (1967)
  • "Ould Ballymoe " (1968)
  • "High Germany" (1969)
  • "Tumbling Water" (1970)
  • "A Bunch Of Violets blue" (1970) Play (Ireland #6) (Irish Folk Chart #1)
  • "O'Brien Has No Place to Go" (1971) (Ireland #1 (Irish Folk Chart #1)(Euro #23)[18]*"
  • "Where Three Counties Meet" (1973) (Ireland #1) (Irish Folk Chart #1)
  • "I'm Little But There's Lots of Me to Love" (1974) Play (Ireland #5) (Irish Folk Chart #1)(Brendan Shine Superband Featuring Johnny Dawson)[18]*"
  • "Abbeyshrule" (1974) (Ireland #1) (Euro #18) (Irish Folk Chart #1)
  • "Suzie Brown" (1974)(Ireland #20)(With Johnny Dawson and Brendan Shine Superband)[18]*"
  • "The Old Rugged Cross" Play
  • "Far Too Young" Play (Ireland #4) (Irish Folk Chart #1)[18]*"
  • "Dun Laoghaire " Play (1975)(Ireland #6) (Irish Folk Chart #1)[18]*"
  • "I'll Be Home" Play (Ireland #10)[18]*"
  • "Down the Wrong Road Again" Play (Ireland #16)[18]*"
  • "All My Roads Lead Back To You " Play (1976)(Ireland #1)(Irish Folk Chart #1)[18]*"
  • "How Much Time" Play (1977) (Ireland #2) (Irish Folk Chart #1)[18]*"
  • "Do You Want Your Oul Lobby Washed Down" (1979) (Ireland #1) (Irish Folk Chart #1) (Euro Chart #25) (UK #54)
  • "Carrots" (1980) Play (Ireland #10)(Irish Folk Chart #1)[18]*"
  • "I believe in marriage " Play (Ireland #18)[18]*"
  • "If the Shoe Fits" Play (Ireland #19)[18]*"
  • "Christmas Time In Ireland" (1976) (Ireland #5) (Irish Folk Chart #1)[18]*"
  • "Doogens" Play (Ireland #25)[18]*"
  • "Some Broken Hearts never mend" (Ireland #5)[18]*"
  • "Hey Louise" (1982) Play (Ireland #20)[18]*"
  • "Me Old Bone Shaker" (1982) Play
  • "My Old Country Home" (1982) Play (Ireland #29)[18]*" (UK #84)[19]
  • "The Village Where I Went to School" (1983) Play
  • "County Down" (1983) (UK #78)[19]
  • "Thank God for Kids" (1983)(Ireland #25) (UK #78)[19]
  • "Shine" (1983) Play
  • "Rose of Castlerea" Play (Ireland #16)[18]*"
  • "Song of the Myra" Play (Ireland #19)[18]*"
  • "Three Pubs In Bohola" Play (Ireland #14)[18]*"
  • "Can't Hold Back The Years" (1984) Play (Ireland #30)[18]*"
  • "Now I'm Easy (Cocky Farmer)" (1984) Play
  • "Nancy Myles" (1984) Play
  • "Only Our Rivers Run Free" Play (Ireland #24)[18]*"
  • Four Great Tracks EP Spartan
  • "Pub Crawl" Play
  • "Me Uncle Mike" (1988) Play (Brendan Shine And His Outhouse Music)
  • "Melody For You" (1985) Play (Ireland #23)[18]*"
  • "You" (1985) Play
  • "Loneliness" (1986) (UK #82)[19]
  • "You'll Never Go Back" (1986) Play
  • "My Son" (1986) Play (Ireland #14)[18]*"
  • "Song For Maria" (1987) Play
  • "Rose of Castlerea" Play
  • "(Turn Out The Lights) Love Me Tonight" Play (Ireland #11)[18]*"
  • "Now I'm Sixty Four" Play
  • "Late Late Show" Play (Ireland #26)[18]*"
  • "Catch Me If You Can" Play (Ireland #10)[18]*"
  • "IF I DREAM" Play (Ireland #18)[18]*"
  • "Doogeen's /Place in the Choir (1981)"
  • "Bould O'Donaghue" Play (1987)
  • "Do You Want Your Oul Lobby Washed Down (Remix Party Version)[20]
  • "Sailor Boy" Play (1970)(Ireland #8)[18]*"
  • "Magic Moments" (1989) (UK #62) Play
  • "Robinson's Ball" (1990) Play
  • "Rinka" (1991) Play (Ireland #11)[18]*"
  • "Time Marches On (1992)
  • "I Wanna Stay With You" (1995)
  • "One More Chance" Play
  • "The Celtic Tiger" Play (1997)(Ireland #21)[18]*"
  • "You'll Never Miss Your Mother" Play (Ireland #4)
  • "Murphy's Dancing Pig" Play
  • "Maid with the Bonny Brown Hair"
  • "March of the High Kings" Play (Ireland #8)[18]*"
  • "High Germany (1972)"
  • "Shoe the Donkey"
  • "Grandad" (2007) (Ireland #24)(Irish Folk Chart #1)[11]
  • "Where Did You Meet Her (2012)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nice and Easy (1981)". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2013-08-09. 
  2. ^ a b c "Celtic Shine", The Weston & Somerset Mercury, 2 May 2007
  3. ^ "When Brendan was Shine-ing", Daily Mirror, 15 June 2006
  4. ^ "RTÉ Television - The Late Late Show - 9 February 2006". Rte.ie. Retrieved 2013-08-09. 
  5. ^ "The Lyrics Board (1992– )". IMDb.com. Retrieved 2013-08-09. 
  6. ^ "The Irish Charts". Irishcharts.ie. Retrieved 2013-08-09. 
  7. ^ "Shine band brother died in fall after drinks. - Free Online Library". Thefreelibrary.com. 1998-04-25. Retrieved 2013-08-09. 
  8. ^ "Shine band brother died in fall after drinks.". Highbeam.com. Retrieved 2013-08-09. 
  9. ^ "Singer banned for drink-driving", BBC, 2 June 2004
  10. ^ Ronan Kerr. "Brendan Shine Grandad CD Album Free Delivery". Irishcountrymusic.com. Retrieved 2013-08-09. 
  11. ^ a b "Brendan Shine - Grandad - Music Charts". Acharts.us. Retrieved 2013-08-09. 
  12. ^ "Brendan Shine is given Freedom of Roscommon - News - Roundup - Articles - Westmeath Independent". Westmeathindependent.ie. 2010-06-08. Retrieved 2013-08-09. 
  13. ^ "Brendan Shine: Where Did You Meet Her (2012): CD". hmv.com. Retrieved 2012-04-25. 
  14. ^ a b c d Neil Warwick, Tony Brown, Jon Kutner (2004) The Complete Book of the British Charts: Singles & Albums, Omnibus Press, ISBN 978-1-84449-058-5, p.985
  15. ^ Ronan Kerr. "Brendan Shine, Shine On DVD CD". Irishcountrymusic.com. Retrieved 2013-08-09. 
  16. ^ "Where Did You Meet Her (album) by Brendan Shine". Best Ever Albums. 2007-05-22. Retrieved 2012-04-25. 
  17. ^ http://www.ebay.com/itm/BRENDAN-SHINE-Limited-Edition-CD-Platinum-Disc-THE-COLLECTION-/130785893713?pt=UK_Music_Music_Memorabilia_LE&hash=item1e73725d51
  18. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af [1][dead link]
  19. ^ a b c d Brendan Shine at Chart Stats
  20. ^ "Play Records [Irish Record Labels]". Irishrock.org. Retrieved 2013-08-09.