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Billy Kennedy and Fiona Kennedy. The No-relation Tour

Coughlan's, Douglas St.

Fri 30 Aug
8:00 pm
€20

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Billy Kennedy & Fiona Kennedy. The No-Relation Tour 2024

Described in a recent review on the Irish Examiner as “artists on the top rung of the musical ladder”

Billy Kennedy & Fiona Kennedy are singer-songwriters who have delighted and enthralled audiences nationwide with their uplifting songs and spellbinding performances.

Billy Kennedy released his first solo album 'This Old Life' in 2012 The Evening Echo described his songs

as having; 'A gentle poetic sensibility. Upbeat pop fused with Americana.

Red FM's Neil Prendeville described it as 'One of the best things around'.

He has released a number of singles over the years including 'Angels On Patrick Street' with CrosshavenCommunity Choir, and ‘Sea Creatures’ which was included on RTE Radio 1 Recommends list. Billy says

he likes to 'put on concerts in unusual atmospheric venues such as St Mathew's in Crosshaven, aroofless church overlooking Cork Harbour, and Christ Church , Glandore.

Billy runs the highly acclaimed Harbour Lights Singer Songwriter Club hosting artists from the US, Canada, UK, and of course, Ireland.

In a recent review Billy was described as “..a truly poetic soul, great songwriter, singer and up there with the best guitarists I’ve seen” Joe Dermody The Irish Examiner.

For over two decades, Fiona Kennedy has captivated audiences with her soulful voice and heartfelt songs, establishing herself as a luminary in the Irish music scene. An IRMA Award nominee and a celebrated recording artist, Fiona has graced stages, television screens, and radio waves with her evocative performances.

Fiona’s journey is marked by a series of notable achievements and accolades. Her latest album, Find Me, released in March 2023, delves into the intricacies of the human condition through poignant lyrics and haunting melodies. The album served as a reminder of why Fiona’s fanbase and media supporters fell under her spell, earning the title of Album of the Week on RTE LyricFm’s Marty in the Morning and securing airplay across numerous radio stations nationwide. The opening track, ”All

Together Now” not only climbed to the No. 4 spot on the Irish & UK Airplay chart but also remained on the RTE Radio 1 Recommends list for several weeks.

A testament to her versatile talent, Fiona has enchanted audiences both as a solo artist and with Billy Kennedy.

Her nationwide album tour saw sold-out performances at iconic venues such as Coughlans Live, Whelans Dublin, Monroes Galway, The American Bar Belfast, and the Sea Church Ballycotton. Critics and peers alike have lauded her voice, with Crystal Gayle remarking, “Fiona has a beautiful Voice” and artist Jack O’Rourke drawing comparisons to legends like Emmylou Harris and Chrissie

Hynde.

“Fiona Kennedy is a gifted songwriter” Clodagh Finn The Irish Examiner

Though each has their own unique style and musical path, together this duo create a special magic onstage resulting in unforgettable performances and a real warmth in their connection with the audience.


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