Photo Credit: Benjamin Washington
She spent much of 2010 working closely with Rob Lamothe on her debut EP album, titled The Winter Project, which was recorded at Catharine North Studios (Hamilton) and released on January 22, 2011. This was followed in May, 2012 with Raw, a self-produced stripped down collection of originals recorded at Jukasa Studios (Ohsweken) that gives the listener some sense of what would be heard at one of her live performances.
Since the release of The Winter Project, Brennagh has had an active performance schedule, both as an independent singer/songwriter and in creative collaborations with other performers, including The Dharlings and Run for the Hills. Appearances have included the River Arts Festival as both an opening act as well as host, the Simcoe Rotary Friendship Festival/Lynn River Music Festival, Women in Song (Brantford), TURNIP the BEeTS, and Tillsonburg Canada Day festivities, appearing on bills that have featured outstanding Canadian performers like The Donefors, The Good Lovelies and Derek Miller. She also has and continues to play at a wide variety of venues in her local area, including The Crepe House and Jasmine’s in Port Dover, the Train Station in Brantford, Flyers Cafe in Dunnville, Burning Kiln Winery in St. Williams, The Moonshine Cafe in Oakville, and the Roselawn Centre for the Arts in Port Colborne, and in various other locations in Hamilton, Oakville, St. Catharines and Burlington.
Her most recent project has been to join with veteran musicians Cindy Dell and Sue Leonard to form Leonard, Burns and Dell, a talented trio specializing in sultry harmony-laden roots and blues music, most of it original. For more information, go to the Leonard, Burns and Dell page on this site. In addition, she sings with both Robin Benedict and Dave Pomfret,
Raised in Haldimand County and a graduate of Brock University’s Theatre program, Brennagh calls both Haldimand and Hamilton her home base. Her passion for music started early as she pounded out tunes on the family piano and a battered old guitar. Self-taught, she started writing her own songs when she was 14 years old. At 18, she was able to produce a short CD with Bob Doidge at Grant Avenue Studios in Hamilton, ON. This project was intended to provide her with recording experience, and it would be 6 years before she would finally produce something for release.