Thursday 20th June 2019 8pm
Mikey KenneySupport: Michael Burns
Tickets £8 from The Globe or wegottickets.com
Fiddle, Vocals, Concertina, described by Bearded Magazine as “A veritable magician of such substantive law, Kenney’s music...is a subtly powerful homage to the earth and hearts of humankind.... Once heard, never forgotten.” Mikey Kenney is a fiddle player and balladeer from Liverpool, whose playing is steeped in both English and Irish traditional music.
Well known as a constant traveller and collaborator, Mikey is a member of the acclaimed Robert Burns' celebration Band of Burns and works regularly with Italian legend Vinicio Capossela. Mikey’s new solo album, The Reverie Road, allows the listener a dreamy, intriguing journey to quell the world-weary soul and transport it to another time and place. Inspired by his home city of Liverpool’s haunts, his time travelling and working in Italy, traditional fiddle music, poetry and lands farther afield, this album is at the forefront of creative and imaginative music-making through melody and rhyme.
“As adventurous as it is accessible,The Counsel of Owls is a splendidly idiosyncratic record from a original talent” -5/5 fROOTS magazine.
“This is so fundamentally soul-soothing there’s a need to listen again and again” - FolkWords.com
“Mikey Kenney is a multi-facetted talent; fiddle, guitar and banjo all flow capably in his hands… Kenney’s music is thoughtful and refreshingly unique. There is much to admire here.” – Maverick Magazine
“A delightful, highly appealing offering… once you’re locked in it’s real hard to tune out - not that I’d ever want to now!” - Fatea Magazine
“Could well be a long-deleted album from an obscure psych-folk genius… The beauty and originality of this album stopped me in my tracks. Don’t wait until that Nissan advert in 2035 - discover this now” -Stirrings Magazine
“Strange and rather lovely, The Counsel of Owls is a fine album of unselfconsciously weird British folk” - R2 Magazine
“A True Companion, and I can think of no higher praise”
“A diverse wondrous portrait of a thoughtful soul and his home.”
“Truly this is music from the heart, for the heart.”