Sunday, 21 September 2014

Nick Brennan - guitarist / singer-songwriter

Before you read what Nick has to say about himself here's a link to his album which will speak for itself:

Marching Single File in Limbo cover art

"I am a geriatrician, UNSW conjoint Associate Professor at St Vincent’s in Sydney, for years department head of Acute Geriatrics at St Vincent's, but now concentrating more on sub-acute and geriatric rehabilitation and community geriatrics, based at War Memorial hospital as well as continuing in acute care at Vinnies.

Nick Brennan at Camelot 2014
I have always been a guitarist and played semi-professionally for a while (great ambitions, not so much talent) and have recorded an album of Scottish folk music whilst living overseas in Scotland.  I played in the Edinburgh Festival two years running in a band called Seannachie, as well as many other folk festivals in Scotland.  A few years ago I started writing songs about life, ageing, politics, life and love, and released my first solo album last year.  This was released as a fund raising effort for War Memorial Hospital and raised $15,000 for a hospital art fund that I set up, to get decent artwork on the walls of our little hospital.  As well as some large framed prints on the walls of the wards, we now have a large mural painted on a wall and are planning a second mural to be funded by our next fund raiser, which will be a “folk night” in November.  I think joining the music with the art program has been a great success.

I have written a lot more music and am planning to record another album next year."

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