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KIERAN HALPIN

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It is with great sadness that we have to announce that Kieran has passed away.........

R.I.P 04.06.1955 - 05.10.2020

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MERCHANDISE ORDERS

CD's - SONGBOOKS - ETC

Since Kieran's passing we have been unable to fill some of the orders that have been received. 

We hope to contact existing customers in the next few weeks, once our systems are in place.

We would ask anyone wishing to purchase any items in the future to be patient.

Please keep checking back here for further details.

 

 

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If the measure of a songwriter is the number of artists singing their songs – then Kieran Halpin must be considered a great modern writer of songs. There can be few writers on the acoustic/folk scene in Europe today who have had more songs covered. Names like Ilse De Lange (All The Answers), Vin Garbutt, Dolores Keane, The Battlefield Band, John Wright, Flossie, Niamh Parsons, Chris Jones and countless more have recorded his songs. In fact his songs can be heard in folk clubs, pubs and festivals all over the world sung by the famous and not so famous. Often the songs are better known than the writer himself! Some have been translated into German, Finnish and Spanish! He has recorded albums in his native Ireland, Scotland, London, Nashville, Oxford and Sydney.

           To date Halpin has released 22 CD’s, and 3 songbooks with 137 published in all 3!! It is a remarkable achievement for any artist to be so prolific and still maintain such high standards.

 

What the critics say:       “Wonderful stage presence and surprising humour”

                               “Every song has a story and every lyric paints that story clearly”

                                “Halpin is one of the country’s most intelligent writers”

                                “He has a voice that sells 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, great guitar playing and great stories”