Salvete omnes! Domum in rete Magistri Lupifili advenistis.
Welcome to the web page of Brian Hyland, mild-mannered gladiator* by day ...
... energetic Irish musician by night. If you were expecting ANOTHER Brian Hyland, be advised that this is a Yellow Polka Dot Bikini free zone!
Since 1975, Brian Hyland has performed traditional Irish dance tunes, pub songs, sea chanteys and original songs throughout the Northeast, Ireland, Britain, Germany and Israel. Brian plays the following instruments: Anglo and English concertinas, pennywhistle, harmonica, piano and button accordions, flute, bodhran and bones.
Brian performs regularly as a solo act and with Donal O'Shaughnessy, the Hylands and Celtimorphosis.
In addition to his musical career, Brian is a classical scholar who has excavated at Caesarea Maritima, an archaeological dig in Israel, and won a DAAD graduate fellowship to study papyrology at the Institut für Papyrologie at the Ruprecht-Karls Universität Heidelberg, Germany. Brian currently works full time at Seton Catholic Central High School in Binghamton, NY as a teacher of Latin and Social Studies. In his spare time, Brian coaches cross country, track and field, and mock trial. In the summer of 2009, Brian won a fellowship from the Korea Society to take part in a 17-day workshop for American educators.
*And as of February 2009, Brian is a proud graduate of the SCVOLA GLADIATORI ROMA, equally adept as a Samnis or Retiarius.
To contact Brian about bookings, please click here. Thank you!