Join us for an evening of Folk Music in a beauitful outdoor Amphitheatre
Outlandish Nights Presents Mikey Kenney (with Band) and Young Waters:
Come and gather for an evening of Folk music with Mikey Kenney & Young Waters, in the Boiling Wells outdoor Amphitheatre. The event is bring your own booze (corkage included in ticket price). We will be serving delicious wood fired pizzas on the night.
“There are some who go to extraordinary lengths to show that they are original and different – kinda like “forcing”rhubarb to make it extra succulent.
A few are just born that way. It’s in their genes and as natural as breathing.
When one reviewer described Mikey Kenney as “unselfconsciously weird”it was clear they placed him in the latter category. Unconventional is good but there’s nothing really “weird”at all, and too often the “outsider”artist is viewed that way, when all we have in reality is someone incredibly talented carving out a niche of his own.
Elsewhere, he’s been tagged “a thoughtful soul” and described as making music that is “from the heart for the heart”.
A traditional fiddler held in high regard by his peers, Mikey has a reputation for making quality music and producing wondrous flourishes of superb creativity. A multi-talented and in-demand collaborator, he enjoys the company of others who are well established on the circuit, turning out for instance with The Band of Burns.
When he isn’t playing fiddle, you might find him with banjo, mandolin or concertina in his hands. He has two feet expertly planted in the folky side of percussion too.
But it has been his song-writing and vocal style that has possibly made the biggest impression in recent times. Once heard, never forgotten.
Liverpool-based, his playing is redolent in both English and Irish traditions. He also tours with Italian singer-songwriter, Vinicio Capossela, whom he admires.
Listen to the latest album, The Reverie Road, and you’ll hear a rich diversity of influences. You may be transported to a different time or place. At fRoots, the CD won a 5-star rating and Steve Hunt had this to say: “Mikey Kenney is an artist for whom music is a calling, not a career choice, and this CD represents the work of a singular and inspiring talent…unfettered by expectations of geography or genre, and a wanderer of worlds both seen and invisible, Kenney is an authentic free spirit.”
-Written by Loudon Temple of ‘Brookfield-Knights Music Agency’.
Haunting harmonies, toe-tapping rhythm and twisted folk from rising stars.
“Energetic, original … excellent stage presence and varied, enchanting material … extremely deserving winners of the Bath Folk Festival New Shoots Competition 2016.”
- Bath Folk Festival
Young Water’s (previously Snufkin) twisted neo-folk is a tapestry of emotionally powerful vocals, stirring harmonies, lyrical violin solos and finely mastered acoustic guitar. Their exhilarating rhythms and intricate, weaving melodies, coupled with a repertoire that combines startling original material with traditional folk songs, makes for a captivating stage presence. This young band are set to make a big impact in 2017.
They burst onto the London / Bristol folk scene in 2015 and have been making a name for themselves with their live album, ‘Live from The Fayre’ (recorded live at Rollright Fayre). Following a host of festival appearances in 2016 (including Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Wilderness, Boomtown and Smugglers) they have built a strong following. They rounded off the summer by winning Bath Folk Festival’s New Shoots competition, earning themselves a recording session at Peter Gabriel’s legendary Real World Studios and a prestigious headline slot at the 2017 Bath Folk Festival.
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