Having supported the likes of Martin Carthy, Geoff Lakeman, Mad Dog McRea, Wille and the Bandits, Alden Patterson and Dashwood, Kitty Macfarlane and Blair Dunlop and after working alongside Peggy Seeger, Dougie Maclean and Martin Simpson in the past, Barney Kenny is armed with a variety of guitars and a Lapsteel slide guitar.
His music doesn’t fall into the normal trappings of ‘folk’. Heavily influenced by world music, blues and rock, Barney blends storytelling and acoustic music with his foot-stomping somewhat delta style. He has racked up several thousand views on the Narrowboat Sessions platform and also over social media.
His writing crosses many boundaries throughout a live set, from Anglo-Celtic tunes to southern-blues rock to retellings of traditional songs from the transatlantic scene. His slide playing is ever-exciting to watch whilst his more driving style of guitar playing is the perfect accompaniment to his lyrical narratives.
Think Seth Lakeman/Jack Broadbent vibes.
7.30pm – Doors
8pm – Support
8.45 – Chris Murphey
9.30pm – Barney Kenny