Brian Warfield / Wolfe Tones visit website

Patrick Brian Warfield (born 2 April 1946, Holles Street, Dublin) is the vocalist, banjo, harp and bodhrán player and lead songwriter with long-standing Irish band The Wolfe Tones. Brian introduces many of the songs at the Wolfe Tones live concerts and is a keen historian. Warfield has written many songs for the Wolfe Tones, notably "The Helicopter Song", "Irish Eyes" and "My Heart is in Ireland". "Let the People Sing", was written in dedication to those Irish ballad singers who were banned from singing Irish songs.  Warfield's affiliation with The Celtic Football Club led to him being asked to write a song for the Club to celebrate its 100th Anniversary. As a result, Celtic Symphony was composed; a song popular with many Celtic fans, but controversial due to its chorus. As a songwriter, Warfield's writing is typically a social commentary on Ireland and its issues. He continues to tour with The Wolfe Tones with Tommy Byrne (musician) and Noel Nagle. Brian is married to June Warfield née Radburn and has four children; Siobhan, Ciaran, Laragh and Ruaidhri. Siobhan and Ciaran both write songs and enjoy performing. He currently resides near Blessington, Co Wicklow.

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