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Kilkelly and Band

Kilkelly and Band - contemporary, original Irish folk music

29 June - 13 July


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Dark-folk Irish songwriter Kilkelly will be joined by a full band to celebrate the 2024 release of his sophomore album, Solip, a treatise of the mania and yearning of a modern world searching for meaning.

Kilkelly’s songwriting melds strange bedfellows of yearnful, hopeful ballads and macabre lyrics, with playful and unexpected rhythms – a cozy Irish pub with a warm fire, and a smoky Berlin cabaret in equal measure.

Yield to an utterly unique evening of original music influenced by Irish balladeers like Lisa O’Neill, Paul Brady, Lankum and off-kilter acts like Tom Waits and Thelonious Monk.

Sa, 29. Juni – Berlin, Gustav Adolf Kirche
Sa., 6. Juli – Leipzig, tbc
Sa., 13. Juli – Köln, Christuskirche

Kilkelly is an Irish folk singer/songwriter firmly in the firmament of the Irish tradition, weaving a unique finger-picking style with narrative, character-driven lyrics that are full of yearning, misgivings and unfortunate down-and-outs. He has been a staple of Berlin’s thriving ‘dark folk’ scene since his debut self-titled EP in April 2017. Kilkelly is currently recording his follow-up record Solip set for release in late 2023.

As part of Famous Gold Watch Records, Berlin, working with producer, Cameron Laing (Universal), Kilkelly’s debut album The Prick & The Petal was released as an art book in collaboration with artist, Stephanie Hannon, in September 2019 at Gustav Adolf Cathedral, Berlin.

“Kilkelly did something special with this debut. 8/10” – Plattentests

“Vocals worth your while, with beautiful sounding arrangements” – Folker Magazine

Notable venues/festivals played: Galway Fringe, Sligo Live, Liverpool Irish Festival, Craw Festival Berlin, Spirit Store Dundalk, The Workman’s Dublin, Bello Bar Dublin, Carini Castle Sicily, Gustav Adolf Cathedral Berlin, Bar Bobu Berlin, Rockwood Musichall New York.


Gustav Adolf Kirche
Herschelstraße 14
10589 Berlin

Dorothee-Sölle-Platz 1
50672 Köln

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