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New John Breen Album On The Horizon

A  new album by John Breen tentatively titled "Origins" is in production. This will be John's third album, and is slated for release summer 2014 on Emphasis Records. The album departs from John's previous two releases which were primarily a blend of traditional and contemporary Celtic/World music. The new album is comprised of Bluegrass, Folk, and old time Traditional Country. The concept is placing John's Irish voice atop authentic mountain music. This seems only fitting, since mountain music roots or "origins" are derived from the Irish and Scottish settlers of the Appalachian Mountains.

All instrumentation for this album is acoustic, with the exception of steel guitar layered subtly into one song. The musicians performing on this record credits include Alan Jackson, Rhonda Vincent, and Ralph Stanley. The primary string instruments for this record are; Acoustic steel string and nylon string guitars, Upright Acoustic Bass, Autoharp, Appalachian/Mountain Dulcimer and Hammered Dulcimer, Mandolin, Mandocello, Fiddle, Dobro/Resonator Guitars, and Banjo. Irish Tin Whistle and Overton are used sparsely on a couple of the songs for adding a bit of Celtic vibe. A Djembe is the drum or percussion instrument of choice for this record. John will be flying from Ireland to Atlanta the end of May to track his vocals. More details to come as the album progresses.

John wins song of the week award

It is with the greatest pleasure that we announce the artist/member Outstanding Contributions Award in "I Like It" week starting 19th of May 2013, has been awarded to John Breen for the song "Prisoner's Anthem".

Many congratulations to John, and many thanks to John Paul French and the "I Like It" group for your ongoing support. Listen to the song "Prisoner's Anthem" at http://www.reverbnation.com/johnbreen

 

Purchase John Breen's Music at iTunes or
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Baxter Labatos Interview: "Irish singer/songwriter John Breen weaves sweet melodies into his own story"

Baxter Labatos of The Celtic Music Fan interviews John Breen.

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! http://67music.net/features/john-breen

Post Valentines in Celtic Land Interview

Baxter Labatos of The Celtic Music Fan turns his attention to John Breen in his post valentine edition.

When speaking of John Breen, Mr. Labatos says, "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".


Mr. Labatos will be conducting an interview with Breen soon. Please visit The Celtic Music Fan website for further information regarding the interview date.

John Breen's "You Will Go" Is Topping The Charts In Ireland

John Breen is burning up the the ReverbNation charts in the Folk/Celtic/World genres. He is currently ranked #1 locally for his home town of Arklow, County Wicklow, Irleand, and ranked #7 in the national charts for the country of Ireland. John's chart topping song is titled "You Will Go", co-written by Charlotte Hannon and Wyman Griffith. "You Will Go" is from the self-titled album "John Breen", produced by Stevie Hawkins.

Visit John's ReverbNation page to listen to and purchase "You Will Go". http://www.reverbnation.com/johnbreen

John Breen Wins The "I Like It"  Male Vocal of the Week Award

John wins song of the week award

The most popular "I LIKE IT" member's choice "MALE VOCAL" award of the week starting 3RD of February 2013 has been awarded to John Breen.

Many congratulations to John. Listen to the song Easy And Slow at http://www.facebook.com/music/song/Easy-and-Slow/424372677597854

Please visit radio host Andrew Skelton at "The Home of Unsigned Music". http://www.andrewskeltonproductions.com/#/radio-show   His weekly radio show brings the best of unsigned songwriters, musicians, singers & bands together. Along with interviews, insights and the best of chart music from the last 30 years thrown into the mix. Music from all around the globe. In association with the Facebook group "I LIke It"

Purchase John Breen's "Easy And Slow " at iTunes or
John Breen Old Men In Hats MP3 downloads at Amazon MP3    Purchase John Breen's Old Men In Hats CD at Amazon

"Maggie" Wins The "I Like It"  Track of the Week Award for John Breen

John wins song of the week award

John Breen has won the "I Like It " track of the week award for the song "Maggie", co-written by Charlotte Hannon. "Maggie" is from the new John Breen CD "Old Men In Hats". The song is the winner for the week starting 18th November 2012. Congratulations to John Breen for winning this accolade. Listen to the song now on ReverbNation:
http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_7907326

Please visit radio host Andrew Skelton at "The Home of Unsigned Music". http://www.andrewskeltonproductions.com/#/radio-show   His weekly radio show brings the best of unsigned songwriters, musicians, singers & bands together. Along with interviews, insights and the best of chart music from the last 30 years thrown into the mix. Music from all around the globe. In association with the Facebook group "I LIke It"

Purchase John Breen's "Old Men In Hats" at iTunes or
John Breen Old Men In Hats MP3 downloads at Amazon MP3    Purchase John Breen's Old Men In Hats CD at Amazon

John Breen Wins Two "I Like It"  Track of the Week Awards for "Campfire In The Dark" and "Bold Fenian Men"

I Like It song of the week awards

It is with great pleasure Emphasis Records announces that John Breen has won an "I LIKE IT" track of the week award on "Unsigned Music Radio", 14, October 2012. Congratulations to John Breen for the award winning track "Bold Fenian Men" http://soundcloud.com/cuimhin81/the-bold-fenian-men

John also recently won an "Unsigned Music Radio" track of the week for the title "Campfire In The Dark".

Please visit radio host Andrew Skelton at "The Home of Unsigned Music". http://www.andrewskeltonproductions.com/#/radio-show   His weekly radio show brings the best of unsigned songwriters/musicians/singers & bands together. Along with interviews, insights and the best of chart music from the last 30 years thrown into the mix. Music from all around the globe. In association with the Facebook group "I LIke It"

 

 

John Breen has won the "I Like It " track of the week award, for the week starting18TH November 2012. Congratulations John Breen. Please visit radio host Andrew Skelton at "The Home of Unsigned Music". http://www.andrewskeltonproductions.com/#/radio-show   His weekly radio show brings the best of unsigned songwriters/musicians/singers & bands together. Along with interviews, insights and the best of chart music from the last 30 years thrown into the mix. Music from all around the globe. In association with the Facebook group "I LIke It"

Video:

JOHN BREEN - "CAMPFIRE IN THE DARK"

Campfire in the Dark from the Album "OLD MEN IN HATS" was written by Paddy Houlihan whilst he was working with the travelling people in Ennis in Co.Clare. This song became a number one hit in France.

Stevie Hawkins in concert in France.

John Breen at Atlanta Music Group.

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