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Saturday, May 26 • 11:00am - 11:30am
Kevin McCormack
Irish Folk Singer

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am
Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room) 47.62296, -122.35508
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
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  • Biography Originally from Dublin, Kevin McCormack spent his music career playing drums in various different indie rock bands in Ireland until the summer of 2008 when he moved to New York City to indulge in his real passion; singing the ballads. McCormack's love of traditional Irish music started after hearing the voice of Luke Kelly from his fathers two Dubliner's cassette tapes in the car. Over the years McCormack collected an extensive repartoire of Irish folk songs from the the singing of the greats such as Kelly, Drew, Moore, Makem and Clancy. Currently touring extensively throughout the United States, McCormack is to start working on his first studio album this coming Spring. Kevin sings and plays guitar, 5-string banjo and bodran and is currently playing most gigs as a duo with Aaron Lowry on guitar and backing vocals. Known for his lively and energetic sets, McCormack's repertoire spans from the bawdiest of Irish drinking songs, down to the quietest of laments and love songs. No two shows are the same, though, of this you can be always certain; plenty of craic will be had by all...