Brian Cullen is a musician, teacher, and writer based in Nagoya, Japan where he has been living since 1991. He plays a unique mixture of Irish traditional music and his own songs on guitar, mandolin, and harmonica.
He has released a number of CDs since his debut in 1995. Brian plays solo and with the bands The Rising Pints and The Magical Otters.He also writes lyrics for Japanese bands including Bellfast and Black & Proud and is currently doing PhD research into the bilingual songwriting process.
He is an associate professor at Nagoya Institute of Technology where he teaches Technical English and Sound Media. He also teaches Irish Culture courses and does frequent special lectures at universities and community events. He has published a textbook on Irish culture, Land of Song and Story, and two textbooks for EFL: Humanity and Technology and Sci-Tech Discovery.