JONNY KEARNEY & LUCY FARRELL
+ MOSSY NOLAN
Captivating folk duo last seen in Dublin supporting the Unthanks in 2010.
Nominated Best Duo – BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2012
“Heartbreaking and magical” – Rachel Unthank
“Folk music’s best kept secret” – Uncut
“Such a beautiful record” – Lauren Laverne (6 Music)
“Delicate, thoughtful and intimate” **** – The Guardian
“There’s something about Jonny and Lucy that makes us feel this is the start of
something pretty damn special- They’re made of magic” – MTV
“Life-Affirming Songs” **** – Q Magazine
Delicate, haunting and heartbreaking are just a few of the words that have been used to describe Jonny and Lucy’s music. After meeting at Newcastle University 6 years ago, they formed an unlikely alliance – unlikely because Jonny with his bittersweet kitchen-sink dramas, shows sympathy with American storytellers like Dylan and Tom Waits, while Lucy’s traditional folkie upbringing and vocal style couldn’t be more English. Just as likely to appeal to fans of Gillian Welch and Low Anthem as the traditional folk world, their six-track EP entitled ‘The North Farm Sessions’ received 4 stars from The Guardian and Q, BBC Radio 1, 2 and 6 airplay, and sold heavily on tour supports with The Unthanks and Bellowhead, and at summer festivals including Green Man, End of the Road and Cambridge. ‘To The Boy’ from The North Farm Sessions EP is being used in an independent Irish film starring Andy Serkis entitled ‘Death of A Hero’, which premiered recently at Toronto Film Festival.
18 months after their acclaimed debut EP, Jonny Kearney and Lucy Farrell finally released their debut album, Kite, in September 2011 which was produced by Adrian McNally (The Unthanks). It speaks volumes about the quality and quantity of their song-writing that none of the EP tracks feature on debut album ‘Kite’.