The Heritage Centre in association with Candyford Sweet Company, Carlingford is delighted to host Kieran Halpin's "40 years on the Road Tour" on Saturday the 1st of June at 7.30pm
If the mark of a great songwriter is the number of artists singing their songs – then Kieran Halpin must be considered a great modern writer of songs. There can be few writers on the acoustic/folk scene in Europe today who have had more songs covered. Names like Vin Garbutt, Dolores Keane, The Battlefield Band, Ilse De Lange, John Wright, Flossie, Niamh Parsons, Chris Jones and countless more have recorded his songs.
In fact his songs are performed in clubs, pubs and concert halls throughout the world. Some have also been translated into German, Finnish and Spanish! He has recorded albums in his native Ireland, Scotland, London, Nashville, Oxford and Sydney.
2011 brought the release of his 20th album – the devil and his dealing – a remarkable achievement over a 38 year career – consistently prolific and artistically inventive. The new CD has 11 new songs and features the musicianship of Yogi Jockusch on percussion, Jimmy Smith on guitar, Manfred Leuchter on accordion, Percy Pursglove on double bass and Marion Fleetwood on backing vocals.
2012 starts with the release of Songbook 3 which will contain all the songs from the last 3 CD’s.
What the critics say:
"Songs of sheer class and originality"
"Wonderful stage presence and surprising humour"
You can listen to a selection of Kieran's music Here
Homeward Bound Kieran is returning to the town of his youth.
Whilst his albums are always something to look forward to it is live on stage where Halpin makes his mark. Powerful and passionate, intimate and intense, he is impossible to ignore. His voice has such an edge to it that he sounds like he is living every song.
He has managed to marry his intelligent and thought provoking lyrics with great melodies and has developed over the years into a writer with a style all his own. All of this is underscored by an incisive wit in his introductions which helps an audience to understand where the song comes from and hint at where it might be going.
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