Two exciting new artists join the Front Room Songs roster this month.
Mikey Kenney, majestic singer, poetic songwriter and traditional fiddle player and multi-instrumentalist who could’ve been born any time in the past 500 years. A veritable magician of such substantive law, Kenney’s music is a subtly powerful homage to the earth and hearts of humankind, and it succeeds from the bawdy level of spit and sawdust barroom sing-alongs to the lofty heights of the soul set free. Once heard, never forgotten. With two acclaimed albums already under his belt, he is one of the most noteworthy artists to emerge on the UK folk scene.
Mikey will be touring the UK in Spring 2018 and recording a new album for release later in the year. He will showcase at the English Folk Expo on Friday 20th October 2017.
‘As adventurous as it is accessible … a splendidly idiosyncratic record from a original talent’ 5/5 fRoots
The Silken Same are Galway duo Mossy Nolan Colm McGowan. With rip-roaring and delicately played compositions taking inspiration from all over Europe, they artfully combine the bygone and the new, creating a sound that is wholly their own. Having supported a formidable roll call of artists in their native Ireland (This is the Kit, LAU, Luka Bloom, Seamus Fogarty) they are preparing to make their UK debut in 2018 with a UK tour in May and June.
‘If we’re talking about being firmly rooted between the traditional and the modern, then no-one embodies that more perfectly …. sparkles with vigour’ Nialler9