Praised as having a voice that hits you with the intensity of a hundred Irish poets and musicians”“ Kenan Flannery is a 23 year old IYMA’s award winning folk songwriter from Dublin, Ireland. His music is a fusion dance of his deep love for Americana folk music from the likes of Townes Van Zandt and Blaze Foley mixed with his Irish roots in storytelling and ballads inspired by The Dubliners and The Wolfe Tones.
Kenan is truly a storyteller for the damned and broken, writing heart wrenching songs and stories. Performing in some of the biggest venues in Ireland and coming off the back of a sold out show supporting The Wolfe Tones in front of 2000 people and a support slot booked with the talented Nick Shoulders in Dublin, he has finally made the journey stateside for a 2 month debut tour of America from Montana to Maine with his dear music brother Isaac Elliot.
He has released a multitude of new music in the past few months and is working on a documentary involving his travels of America and the journey of self discovery.
Wild, humorous and a little bit quirky his live shows are truly one of a kind and his unique style of music and showmanship makes him one of Ireland's gems in the rough.
He has released 3 singles and 2 EP’s to date which have been played all across the world from America to Germany, The Netherlands to Vietnam, and many places in between.
Through Kenan’s short career to date, he has played in some of Dublin’s biggest and well-renowned venues. Selling out his debut headline show in 2019 and raising over 1000 euro for charity and having a headline slot booked in the famous Button Factory Venue in Temple Bar and his breakthrough American Show at the Red Ants Pants Festival in Montana before covid hit.