fionakennedy

Singer & Guitarist

About Fiona Kennedy

One of Ireland’s top vocalists, Fiona first found nationwide success by winning Ireland’s first televised X-Factor Show called "Screen Test". From then on Fiona became a highly recognised artist on Irish television, performing regularly on TV and Radio shows including "The Late Late Show". Her own one-hour TV special followed, and a performance with the legendary Kris Kristofferson to an audience of 50,000 in Páirc Uí Chaoimh got rave reviews and was broadcast on several occasions. Her debut album Crazy Love, which includes several original songs, was then nominated for an IRMA Award.

Fiona’s trademark versatility and warm rapport with her audience has seen her develop a great career, not only as an entertainer and performer, but also as one of Ireland’s most sought after wedding ceremony singers. “Fiona has a unique quality that I wanted at my wedding… she was fantastic and I would recommend her to anyone!” Dervla Burke (Crystal Swing Band).

A new album “The Beach” is now on release. Fiona and her band are currently performing at venues all over the country.
“Killer tunes…sizzling and passionate…get your dancing feet on for this album that’s full of infectious choruses and songs you’ll never tire of.” Progradar UK 2018


New Album "The Beach"

The NEW ALBUM "The Beach" produced by Bill Shanley is now on sale. Download is available at the following link http://cdbaby.com/cd/fionakennedy1. CDs available at Golden Discs Stores.

 

Reviews

A Great Range of Songs!

We booked Fiona to play at our wedding in June this year at our Civil Ceremony outdoors in the Fairy Grove at Barnabrow House, Cloyne. Fiona had a great range of songs to choose from for the ceremony which she performed beautifully. Fiona entertained our guests after the ceremony with more fantastic songs. Our guests thought she was brilliant! She was great to work with and nothing is too much trouble for her. She was really professional and her singing was perfect for our day! We were so happy to choose Fiona to be our wedding musician. We cannot recommend Fiona highly enough!

 

Lynda & Paul June, 2018

Massive Help

Fiona was great to deal with. I couldn’t meet with her in person as we live in the UK but she was more than happy to chat/sing over the phone. She was a massive help with picking out songs for the ceremony, as we were clueless about what we should have. Voice is amazing and paired with her guitar really worked well in the Honan Chapel, cannot fault her one bit, would chose her 10 times over if I had the choice.

 

Aine & Joseph April, 2018

All our guests were up dancing!

I met Fiona at a wedding fair in Cork and immediately felt her warmth. There was a particular piece of classical music the church sound system simply couldn’t accommodate so I was obsessing about that as we are based in Dublin. I emailed and skyped Fiona a lot so my husband could hear her voice too. She helped us pick modern and appropriate pieces for the church which were absolutely perfect, “How long will I love you” was gorgeous for our entrance. The beauty of having Fiona there was that she could time everyone walking and finish in time which would never have worked with my “CD”. While we went to Fota for some photographs, we also had Fiona play at our reception in Vienna Woods Hotel. Upon our return literally all our guests were up dancing and some even singing (trying anyway) but it really gelled everyone in our absence and people still talk about her to us one year later. We would highly recommend Fiona for church/reception/both. She was a pleasure to deal with and very very reasonable.

Nicola Magnay April, 2018

She is Amazing!

We had Fiona Kennedy singing for our Civil Ceremony recently and all I can say is that she is amazing! Her voice captivated our guests and the amount of people who asked who she was and commented on how good she is was incredible! From helping us to choose our songs and responding so fast to any queries we had was so appreciated by both of us, I would have no hesitation at all recommending Fiona to any future brides out there looking for an amazing and professional musician for their wedding! Not only is she very talented but a lovely lady and a true professional!

Imelda King May, 2018







What the critics say!



"The talented Fiona Kennedy has a unique - some say extraordinary -voice"
James Dunne - The Star

"Cork singer Fiona Kennedy is set for stardom"
Daniel O' Donnell - Sunday World.

"She's a powerful beauty, eyes blazing out like blue halogen headlights, and a voice no less powerfuL. .....a force to reckon with"
John Marshall - Down Town Magazine, New York.

"Fiona Kennedy's performance was outstanding"
Gene Kerrigan - Sunday Tribune.