In memory of Billy Brown who died 21 years ago - on 6th June 1999

"Billy Brown was not a man whose shoes could be filled by mere mortals. I have met three people in my life whom I would describe with the word "genius", and Bill was one of them. He was not "just" a most brilliant musician and singer, a gifted, though extremely lazy, songwriter and composer - he was also an accomplished landscape and wildlife painter and a fine writer to boot."  John Waters 1999

The aim of the Billy Brown Archive is to inform and encourage people to remember one of Ireland's greatest musical talents, Billy Brown, and to encourage them to listen to his music. We are open to your ideas and suggestions as to how best to ensure that Billy is never forgotten and to raise his profile among younger radio-presenters, journalists and music-lovers throughout the world.

This website is a work-in-progress and will be updated regularly, depending on the material available. If you have a photo or a press cutting that you would like to have included, please send a scan by email and you will be credited. The links below will take you to the various sections in the site.

N.B: The Irish Bands' Archive does not claim copyright to any of the images in this website. Where possible, we have credited publications and photographers. Should any uncredited photographer or publication wish to be credited, we would be happy to oblige.

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