Since 1979 Kieran Halpin has recorded 17 albums, one live DVD and published 2 songbooks with 50 songs in each book. He is a successful songwriter with many of his songs covered by other artists such as Ilse De Lange, Vin Garbutt, Dolores Keane, Tom McConville, Niamh Parsons, The Battlefield Band, Flossie and the late John Wright. In fact his songs are performed in clubs, pubs and concert halls throughout the world. He has recorded albums in his native Ireland, Scotland, London, Nashville and Sydney.
2009 starts with the release of his 19th album – a remarkable achievement over a 35 year career – consistently prolific and artistically inventive. The new CD has 10 new songs which will feature a song Halpin wrote for his friend John Wright – “So Long John”.
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 of 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.
Halpin is equally at home playing to a small folk club audience and a large festival crowd.
What the critics say:
“Songs of sheer class and originality”
“Wonderful stage presence and surprising humour”
“Halpin is one of the country’s most intelligent writers”
“He has a voice that sells the songs the songs and cuts to the heart”
“Thought provoking lyrics and memorable melodies”
“These songs made me think, laugh and cry – all in one evening”
“Great songs, great singing and great stories”
Der irische Singer-Songwriter, immer nach neuen und innovativen Wegen suchend, hat poetische Bilder ganz persönlicher Alltagserfahrungen im Gepäck. Seine intelligenten, auch manchmal provozierenden Texte verschmelzen zu einer Einheit mit seiner mal leicht rauchigen, sanften, mal klaren, fordernden Stimme und dem Klang der akustischen Gitarre.
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