Paul Brennan

painting of Paul Brennan playing the pipes


Traditional musician from Co. Down, Northern Ireland.

Co-founded Belfast School of Piping (Uillean Pipes info). Since being based in London, it has formed three working bands, CARRIG (Irish traditional), ORCHESTRAD (17th / 18th century harp tune ensemble), PAUL BRENNAN BAND (Irish and covers in a rock style).

One of London's leading session musicians and live performer. As well as commercials and television work, his film credits have included such composer / directors as, Ismael / Ivory, Neil Jordan; George Fenton,James Horner, Howard Shore's ‘Gangs of New York’,  ‘Little and LargeShow’, Trevor Jones and Disney etc.Played the part of a medieval musician in Ridley Scotts' 'Robin Hood,' Co-arranged jigs in the wedding scene in Harry Potter;'Deathly Hallows' Part One.

He has been a soloist with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (Royal Albert Hall Proms - 1999).

Worked and recorded with: Fat Lady Sings, Kiki Dee, Jose Feliciano, Elton John, Pentangle, Dreadzone etc. and has played at private functions for Madonna, Russel Crowe, Guy Richie and Vinnie Jones amongst others.

Member of INCANTATION for two years.

Co-arranged, developed and toured worldwide with THE RAMBERT DANCE COMPANY’S ballet, ‘Sergeant Early’s Dream’ for two years.

Part of a team of musicians who contributed in the development of Lord Andrew Lloyd Weber’s musical, ‘THE BEAUTIFUL GAME’.

Private performances for members of the British Royal family.

A versatile performer supported by the leading musicians of the day.

mp3 download - Paul playing Uilleann pipes solo
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