New Kern dates for November have been added to the live page, beginning with a return visit to Dublin’s legendary Cobblestone venue on Thursday November 2nd. Please note that this date replaces the previously advertised October one. More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/339826946476002/
November also sees a return to Drogheda Trad Weekend, with a very special concert at the Gary Kelly Cancer Support Centre. The weekend looks really special this year – check out the listings at http://www.droichead.com/show/873582161
Kern are on tour in Ireland this Autumn. Details are on the live page and will be updated as more dates come in.
Come join us! We’d love to see you somewhere along the road.
Ladies and gentlemen, we are very proud to present the brand new Kern single, “Till The Docklands Drown”.
Produced by Donal O’Connor and with a lovely video by Brian Connolly at Bang Bang Visual, this is Kern’s first new music since the album last year. The song is also performed by Tara Lee in Darren and Colin Thornton’s IFTA-Winning Element Pictures movie A Date For Mad Mary.
Available on all the usual download platforms including iTunes. Please share if you like it!
If you check out the Live page you’ll see that June is a busy month for Kern.
On Friday 9th we’ll be joining the frankly astinishing lineup at Borris Festival of Writing and Idea (Florence Welch, Mary Robinson, David Simon). Details here.
Then on the 10th we’ll playing on a tall ship as part of the Stowaway Sessions at Drogheda Maritime Festival. We’ll be sharing the deck that evening with the inestimable Steve Wickham.
More shows on the live page. Please keep an eye it as we update it regulary.
News of a new single coming soon!
SJ will be joining Barry Kieran from Kern to perform an acoustic set at Co. Louth’s Cruinniú na Cásca, an event to celebrate the county’s rich cultural heritage. The event runs from 1pm to 5pm on Easter Monday, April 17th. Also on the bill are Dundalk fiddle legend Gerry O’Connor and explosive singer-songwriter David Keenan.
As always, keep an eye on the Live page for gig details.
Kern will perform alongside Drogheda Orchestral Collective and the school choirs of St. Peter’s NS and Drogheda and Dundalk Grammar Schools at a very special concert of music for children in St Peter’s Church of Ireland, Drogheda on Friday March 24th.
The event, titled “Fairies, Pirates and Other Tales”, is a fundraiser for St. Peter’s National School PTA.
Tickets are priced at €10 per adult, €5 per child or €25 for a family. Tickets are available on the door on the night or can be booked by calling 086 160 3366.
Doors open at 6:30 and the concert starts at 7:30 sharp. Complimentary wine and soft drinks will be served at the interval.
More dates on the live page!
Happy New Year everyone! The Live page is being updated with new Kern shows for 2017. There are 4 up already, starting with Kern’s return to The Spirit Store, Dundalk next Thursday, January 19th. Details on http://www.spiritstore.ie
More shows will be added in the coming weeks.
Kern‘s final performance of the year will be as part of Our Lady’s College Greenhills massive Christmas concert in the Church of St. Augustine in Drogheda.
Kern will perform with the College’s orchestra and choir and with Dónal Lunny. More information is available here.
A beautiful, seasonal end to a great year.
As some of you will have noticed, the lads in Kern have been growing moustaches to raise money for men’s cancer research and awareness charity Movember. They’ve come along quite well, but time is almost up to donate. Here’s the link!
In other news, we are delighted to announce Kern’s new single, a brand new “Winter Mix” of “Short Term Thing” on December 2nd. The original mix of the song is available on Kern’s False Deceiver album, available here.
The single will be launched at Boyle’s Of Slane on Thursday November 8th. Admission is free. The Facebook event page for the gig is here.
Kern are at Newry & Mourne Museum, Bagenal’s Castle, at 7:30pm this coming Friday (September 16th) for a special free Culture Night gig. Please come early, as seats are limited. Details here.
The live show has been getting some nice notices lately. Here’s a lovely review of our Belfast show with Altan a couple of weeks ago in The Thin Air where Ian Patterson talks about our “dashing blend of traditional folk and contemporary songwriting”.
And in an interview with RTE.ie, Darren Thornton, director of new Irish film sensation A Date For Mad Mary called our last Dundalk show “electric” and “visceral” and “One of the best gigs I’ve been to in a long time”. Read the full piece here.
Speaking of “A Date For Mad Mary”, if you see the film you can hear one of SJ’s songs performed by Tara Lee in the character of Jess. It’s a beautiful movie and highly recommended. It’s hilarious and sad and genuinely romantic. Go see it!