A recording artist & IRMA Award nominee, Fiona Kennedy has a very long track record which includes albums, EP’s & singles and many TV performances, including her own one hour TV special on RTE. Her latest single release Heart & Soul launches officially on 3rd March and a new album, including some tracks produced by Christian Best (Mick Flannery) is due for release later this year. Fionas single ‘Where Else Would You Get It’, produced by Declan Sinnott (Mary Black/Christy Moore) along with her previous single ‘Place of my Resurrection’ , went straight to number one in the ITunes Chart in 2021.
A highly experienced live performer, Fionas plays the Winthrop Avenue stage in Cyprus Avenue on Sunday 13th March. Tickets from www.cyprusavenue.ie Fionas recent performances include a sell -out show in the Triskel Arts Centre for the 2021 Cork Folk Festival , Cork Jazz Festival, De Barras Clonakilty and she has very successfully staged outdoor shows where she has performed with a full band in Fitzgeralds Park Cork, Clonakilty Guitar Festival and also in The Marina Market Cork for Soul in the City.
Fiona worked with another Irish music industry heavyweight, Clonakilty guitarist Bill Shanley (Paul Brady/The Kinks) on her last album The Beach which she recorded in 2017 after a hiatus that saw her concentrating on bringing up her 2 daughters after many years performing internationally and in Ireland. Throughout the pandemic lockdown, Fiona did a weekly livestream show , as part of The Quarantine Sessions Cork, and raised over 4000 Euro for Penny Dinners along with the other musicians involved. A live performance on the Today Show on RTE television in 2021 boosted Fionas fanbase even more. She also contributed special online performances to the clients of The Lantern Project, Nano Nagle Place, Cork. Fiona was a featured artist on the Irish Music Magazine Livestream concerts as well as on the De Barras Clonakilty virtual stage. Her followers are growing fast with longtime music lovers being joined by many new fans of Kennedy’s distinctive voice & thoughtful, honest songwriting. Fiona was honoured to win the Business Woman of the Year award from the prestigious Network Cork organization in 2021 for the resilience she showed and the passion for her music which has seen her continue as a full time independent musician through 2 recessions in a notoriously difficult industry.