Ciaran Young leaves B&R
Ciaran Young has announced his decision to step down as solo baritone with Brighouse & Rastrick following ten years with the band.
Commenting on the decision Ciaran stated, "The time has come where my career and family has to come first. Brighouse deserves 100% commitment throughout the year, which I've been unable to achieve over recent months, especially with their increasingly demanding contest, concert and recording schedule.
“B&R has been a massive part of my musical life, with many highlights such as three National titles and four Yorkshire Area wins, as well as memorable tours with The Unthanks, playing for Chris Evans, Alfie Boe and Michael Ball, and a host of fantastic concerts and projects. I would like to thank all the conductors who have helped keep the band driving forward, especially Allan Morrison, Sandy Smith, Garry Cutt and most recently David Thornton. Then, of course, there is David King, who made me into the musician I am today."
In response to the announcement, a spokesperson from Brighouse and Rastrick was keen to thank Ciaran for his efforts: “Ciaran is a talented young an who has played a significant role in the band’s successes. We wish him every success in his future endeavours."