A singer/songwriter and one of Irelands 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”.
In 2017 Kennedy ran a very successful crowd-funding campaign to record her next full album, ‘The Beach’. (See links below) This was recorded in Dublin with producer & guitarist Bill Shanley (Ray Davies/Gilbert O’Sullivan). Fiona gathered a new band around her and successful performances in venues like De Barras Clonakilty and The Lee Delta Blues Club helped re-build Fionas’ fan-base. In 2018 she was honoured to be the winner of the Network Cork Business Woman of the Year Awards in the Arts category. Judges announced that Fionas’ resilience and passion for her music had seen her continue as a full time independent musician through 2 recessions in a notoriously difficult industry.
Throughout the 2020 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. She also played for the De Barras Livestream shows and did a special online performance for the clients of The Lantern Project Cork. 2020 then saw Fiona release a single, ‘$20 Dollar Bill'(for George Floyd), a cover of a protest song which harks back to her folk roots. Her latest release is one of her own songs, “All of the days” which was written about the lonely hours of lockdown during these times of Covid-19.