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We’re delighted to announce that Brendan Power, acknowledged as one of the world’s leading harmonica players, has joined the line-up for the Costa del Folk in Portugal in October 2017

He’ll be re-creating for the festival the hugely successful musical partnership he enjoyed with virtuoso guitarist and melodeon player Tim Edey, who is already booked for the event.

In 2012 Tim and Brendan were named “Best Duo” in the BBC Folk Awards, while Tim the “Musician of the Year” award in the same competition.

UK-based New Zealander, Brendan, is acknowledged as one of the most creative, skilled and versatile harmonica players around today. He was also voted International Harmonica Player of the Year 2011/12.

Since moving to Britain in 1992, his eclectic skills and sympathetic ear have made him the in-demand player, live and on record, with Kate Bush, Sting, Van Morrison, James Galway, Paul Young, Shirley Bassey and John Williams

In addition to his Pop, Jazz and Blues skills, Brendan is also an expert player of Irish Traditional music and a former winner of the All Ireland Title. He performed for three year in the Riverdance Show and has recorded with Donal Lunny, Altan, Paul Brady and Mary Black
“In Power are combined all the elements which make for a master player: remarkable technical skill, deep knowledge of the instrument, and a truly creative approach to the music.” – THE IRISH TIMES, Dublin. 

“…Power plays both diatonic and chromatic single-reed harmonicas with extraordinary dexterity, at times enough to make you shake your head in wonder. He will harp blow your socks off.” – THE IRISH ECHO, New York.

“…dynamite Kiwi harp player…magic harmonica…” – TIME OUT, London.

“Power’s dexterity is breathtaking…he takes the harmonica along paths you never suspected it could go. World class and wide ranging music.” – NEW ZEALAND HERALD, Auckland.

“Brendan Power reaches astonishing heights of technical brilliance…” – THE GUARDIAN, London.