Author Archives: SJ McArdle

Fairies, Pirates and Other Tales

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 … Continue reading

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New Kern shows

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 … Continue reading

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Nollaig na Bóinne with Donal Lunny

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 … Continue reading

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Facial fur and a new single

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 … Continue reading

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Live shows, reviews and movies

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 … Continue reading

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New shows

There are some new Kern dates up on the Live page, including shows in Belfast (opening for Altan on August 27th), Newry and Dundalk. Check it out! Meanwhile, here are some shots from our triumphant Spirit Store debut. We’re back … Continue reading

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False Deceiver review roundup

Some lovely reviews in for False Deceiver. Links: The Irish Echo Irish Music Magazine Best of Music and Film Folkwords TradConnect Also, if you’re not on Facebook or Twitter, you may have missed our recent adventures at Drogheda Arts Festival, … Continue reading

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Drogheda Arts Festival 2016

Two events SJ is involved in at this year’s Drogheda Arts Festival: Kern will be closing the festival with a performance at 6pm in the Great Hall of Beaulieu House on bank holiday Monday May 2nd. Tickets are available here – http://droghedaartsfestival.ie/events/traditional-arts/kern/ … Continue reading

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Kern at the BBC

Spent a great afternoon with Kern at BBC Radio Ulster yesterday recording a session for Marty Cullen’s New Voices series. TX date is next Tuesday.  

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False Deceiver out now

The new Kern album, False Deceiver, is available now from iTunes, Google Play and Amazon digital – head on over to the shop page for links. CD copies will be available online soon. The response has been terrific so far – … Continue reading

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