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Kilkea Castle Summer Series present Brian Kennedy

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Kilkea Castle Summer Series present Brian Kennedy on Wednesday 14th August 2019 at 8pm for a fully seated intimate performance.

This concert is highly anticipated with the amazing Brian Kennedy who has performed many incredible shows down through the years. Spotted by Belfast-born, international legend, Van Morrison, he joined Van’s renowned Blues and Soul World Tour for a period of six years, performing with some of the legends of the music industry – Joni Mitchell, Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, and many others. He also backed Van on several albums – Days Like This, The Healing Game, Back on Top and others, combining with Van and John Lee Hooker on the live album, One Night in San Francisco. Recognition of his exceptional vocal talent came when asked by Van to record the soundtrack version of Crazy Love for the film When a Man Loves a Woman. The experience gained from the training and work ethic of those years on the road were crucial to the foundation of his future solo career. Brian has referred to this stellar time as a ‘magic period’ in his life.

Doors 7pm, Show 8pm


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Spotted by Belfast-born, international legend, Van Morrison, he joined Van’s renowned Blues and Soul World Tour for a period of six years, performing with some of the legends of the music industry – Joni Mitchell, Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, and many others. He also backed Van on several albums – Days Like This, The Healing Game, Back on Top and others, combining with Van and John Lee Hooker on the live album, One Night in San Francisco. Recognition of his exceptional vocal talent came when asked by Van to record the soundtrack version of Crazy Love for the film When a Man Loves a Woman. The experience gained from the training and work ethic of those years on the road were crucial to the foundation of his future solo career. Brian has referred to this stellar time as a ‘magic period’ in his life.

In a succession of chart-making albums, A Better Man (1996) soared to No.1 in the charts for many weeks and on to quadruple platinum status in Ireland with the massive success of its three singles, A Better Man, Life, Love and Happiness and Put a Message in the Box. It achieved an Irish Music Industry Award (IRMA) for Best Irish Male Album and a Hot Press/2TV Award for Best Irish Male Artist. In 1999 came Now That I Know What I Want(Sony Music Ireland) with its single, These Days (a duet featuring Ronan Keating) reaching No.3 in the national Irish singles chart, and platinum status. This CD saw the reunion of Brian and his long-time friend and musical collaborator, Calum MacColl, with the beautiful track, The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face, written by revered songwriter Ewan MacColl (Calum’s father).


Around this time, together with Van, Brian performed the first of many live concerts for President Bill Clinton, a continuing admirer of his work, especially the traditional Carrickfergus, something of an anthem at all BK concerts. Brian also appeared briefly in film with a cameo part as a singer in This Is The Sea (1997) with Gabriel Byrne and Richard Harris.

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