Irish music from Pauline Scanlon and Éilís Kennedy

A Busy Summer..

We’ve been loving the sunshine here in West Kerry, it’s been a busy summer so far! We’ve just finished filming a programme called ‘Ar Thóir An Cheoil’ for TG4. The programme is produced and directed by Méabh O’ Hare and looks at our influences, from Family and friends to our good buddy John Reynolds. It was a thoroughly enjoyable experience and we’re looking forward to seeing it on the telly in the Autumn.

We’ve had some very enjoyable gigs so far this summer, The Steeple Sessions in Dublin and The Hawk’s Well in Sligo were gorgeous, we’re really looking forward to hitting Inis Oirr on Saturday, it’s been two years since we played in Aras Éanna. It’s looking like the weather is going to be fine, fingers crossed, so we’ll get a swim in and a nice cold beer in Tigh Ruairí!

we’ll see yee on the other side!

Beir Bua!By Con Kelleher




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  • Pippa says:

    I live in Australia and discovered your first album at our local library only a year ago. I had no idea Celtic music could be so beautiful and have since sought out all performers of a similar style that I can. I bought your first album and was delighted to find it had a couple of additional songs (including the most exquisite version of Silent Night). My Dearest Dear is wonderful (I am running out of superlatives) and I have to make a conscious effort not to play the albums too often and so risk ‘wearing them out’. I hope one day that I will hear you perform live, here or in Ireland, but right now I am trying to calculate how long I will have to wait for your next release…
    Can I suggest a song that I have always loved which I imagine would suit your style well, just in case your short on ideas? There was a children’s movie called Flight of the Doves (based on a novel) during which a woman sang a lovely ballad:
    “I watch the clouds drift slowly by, and I dream of my far off place. I see each bird fly softly by, and I dream of my far off place. I often wonder if I can see the smile upon your face. I hope someday I’ll go away and live in my far off place.” Or something like that.
    Thank you.

    • Thanks very much for the suggestion Pippa, we will definitely look into it! We hope to get to Oz in the next year or so, we toured out there last summer. Thanks so much for the mail, take care, P & É x

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