Brian Kennedy Biography

Brian Edward Patrick Kennedy (born 12 October 1966, Belfast, Northern Ireland) is an Irish singer-songwriter and author, known for his ballads, and has represented Ireland at Eurovision Song Contest 2006. He is the younger brother of musician Bap Kennedy.

Personal life

Kennedy was born and grew up on the Falls Road in Belfast. He has described in public the violence of The Troubles, during his childhood and teen years. He once described seeing a young man being chased and then shot dead by a British soldier a few feet away from him. He also would harmonise with police, ambulance and fire engine sirens.

Kennedy came out as gay in 2009. He is a long-term friend of Katherine Lynch.
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