Experience Singer Songwriter

Stories told through songs that resonate through the ages. Ireland nutures some of the world’s most talented Singer Songwriters.

Dermot Kennedy

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Dermot Kennedy

When: 14th, 15th, 16th June 2021
Where: Gleneagle INEC Arena

Dermot Kennedy tells us his debut 12-track album is “my best effort in presenting myself to the world,” he thinks. And as ever, it shows his ability to span a whole range of emotions, often in the space of just one song. “I wanted it to represent darkness and sorrow but also hope, and that battle between them, and the way that in life you’ll inevitably experience beautiful things and terrible things,” he says of the LP. ‘Without Fear’ dwells directly on a time when, just as he fell in love, he lost a close family friend. Writing songs has helped him deal with that rollercoaster time. “This is the only way I know how to put feelings across,” he says. “Great people like Van Morrison, they did this too. So, you’ve got to do it.”