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Fiona Kennedy

Folk // Cork, Cork // She/Her

A Singer Songwriter, recording artist & IRMA Award nominee, Fiona Kennedy has a very long track record which includes albums, EP’s & singles and many TV performances, including her own one hour TV special on RTE.
Her latest single release ‘All Together Now’ spent several weeks on the RTE Radio 1 Recommends list & reached no. 5 on the airplay chart. Producer Christian Best (Mick Flannery) did a superb job along with some great guitar playing by Alan Comerford. The track is taken from Fionas next album, due for release at the end of this year. Her followers are growing fast with longtime music lovers being joined by many new fans of Kennedy’s distinctive voice & thoughtful, honest songwriting. A succession of new songs released over the past 18 months included ‘Where Else Would You Get It’, produced by Declan Sinnott (Mary Black/Christy Moore) & ‘The Place of my Resurrection’ (prod. Cormac O’Connor) both of which went straight to number one in the ITunes Chart.
Fiona worked with another Irish music industry heavyweight, guitarist Bill Shanley (Paul Brady/The Kinks) on her last album ‘The Beach’ which she recorded in 2017 after a hiatus that saw her concentrating on bringing up her 2 daughters after many years performing internationally and in Ireland.
This album showcased the singers versatility and vocal range with superb performances of songs spanning the different genres of Blues, Folk and Country.
“This talented Irish lady has the ability to change mood at the drop of a hat…. More earworms than you can cope with” Progradar U.K.
A highly experienced live performer, Fionas recent performances include a sell -out show in Winthrop Avenue Cork, the Triskel Arts Centre for the 2021 Cork Folk Festival , Upstairs in The Whitehorse, Cork Jazz Festival & De Barras Clonakilty/Clon Guitar Festival & Soul in the City Festival.
Throughout the pandemic lockdown, Fiona did a weekly livestream show , as part of The Quarantine Sessions Cork, and raised over 4000 Euro for Penny Dinners along with the other musicians involved. A live performance on the Today Show on RTE television in 2021 along with live shows both as a solo performer & with her band have firmly reassured her fans that Fiona is most definitely at a very creative & exciting time in her long career.
'Singer –Songwriter Fiona Kennedy is one to watch in 2022..!' Evening Echo

"Fiona has a beautiful voice! " Crystal Gayle , International star 2022

'The talented Fiona Kennedy has a unique - some say extraordinary -voice' James Dunne - The Star