KittC Delaney is a singer, songwriter Musician, Folk Artist and performer of Songs Old & New From Irish to worldwide Music. He BELIEVES all music is Folk Music.
Music in Germany in the 70s was a very special time for him as the folk clubs were at there best with so many people interested in music. a great time & of course west Berlin was a Fantastic place to be for Night life & Music of all Kinds which i lived for and meeting So Many Musicians & making Friends with different People.
KittC Started in Dublin and has performed at The old Embankment,(Mick McCarthy's) The Chariot Inn,The Old Shieling Hotel The Baggott Inn, McKeowns,Mc Daids, The Ould Dubliner, Mother Redcaps, Meeting Place, Slatterys, Odonoghues, & from Derry to Kerry.
In Germany he Toured the Folk Clubs & Festivals and also Performed the Music for Irish Plays Such as “The Hostage” By Brendan Behan in Berlin & in the Famous Schauspielhaus in Bochum Germany Directed by Peter Zadek With Musicial Director Dr,Charlie Wessler & Herbert (Herbi) Groenemeyer as the understudy Hostage.
The Play was a Great success all over Germany & the Premiere was a Feature on German Television with Neill Tobin & The Wild Geese also the Folk Band Clanad & of course His Band "TARA" KittC went on to Perform the Hostage in San Francisco State University California and he also Performed the Music in “The Tinkers Wedding” By 'John Millington Synge' in Nuess Germany with Again Dr, Charlie Wessler' Director of Music we Traveled around Northern Germany for 3 months with Great success. Hildeigard Doebner from Witten was a Great help to all Musicians & Held a Festival in Witten every summer & a Folk Club on Friday Nights. He Also Performed his music in Athens Greece and at the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen Denmark and all over Norway & sweden.
the Irish Folk Bar & Restaurant John D. McGurks in St. Louis was a Place to Play Back in 1980 He First Played there with Frank Emerson & Later with His Band Tara for some Years after that.
The Owners at the time said they got the Name from the Song "The Irish Rover" But the Song Says Johnny McGurk & Not John D. McGurk But the Name Stuck to this Day.
He was the First to Play in Kells Irish club/Pub & Restaurant in Portland Oragon and was in residence there for 3 yrs with great Success also Performing at Buddy Guys in Chicago Bumbershoot Festival in Seattle and ArtQuake Festival in Portland, In British Columbia A Concert / Festival with Danny Doyle & Tommy Makem Paddy Reilly and other festivals around the North West of USA.
He Performed the Derry Air for The Great Senator "Ted Kennedy" At The Dubliner Phoenix Park Hotel in WDC. He Also Played a few tunes from time to time with Billy Comiskey & Brendan Mullivihill "The Irish Tradition" in Kellys Irish Oub WDC, where Tipp ONeill used to frequent for a drink & Music and also with "Celtic Thunder" which was Jessie & Terry Winch, Linda Hickman & Tony Demarco around WDC & Baltimore in the Late 70s.
over the years now he has performed in concerts folk clubs and festivals at home in Ireland and all over Europe the USA The Emirates & Canada.
He has met Artists from Van Morrison / Louis Stewart / Maura O’Connell / Mick Maloney / John Prine / Sinead 0’Connor / Liam Clancy & Tommy Makem / Planxty / Frankie Gavin /Tommy Peoples / Jessie Ballard / John Vaughan / Emmylou Harris / Mick Hanley / Derroll Adams / Gary Moore / Kris Kristofferson Willie Nelson Bonnie Raitt / Pee Wee Ellis & so many others on His Travels Around the world. KittC is a singer / songwriter Multi Instrumentalist and Plays Tenor Banjo / Mandola /Electric & Acoustic Guitars / Mandolin / Fiddle / Viola /Tenor Sax/ Harmonica / Drums / Bodhran,Irish Drum. His extensive experience and professional approach to his music makes him an artist who delivers a strong performance every time in concert alone or in company.
Over many years of travelling he has shared the stage in Concert Folk Clubs and in session with:
The Dubliners, Paddy (Pecker) Dunne. Tommy Makem , Eamon Campbell Liam Kennedy, Christy Moore Paddy Cronin, Clive Collins, Danny Doyle, Robbie O’Connell, Paddy Reilly, Brendan Mulivahill, Billy Comesky, Gavin Whelan Teddy Delamare, Declan Hunt Paddy Obrien, Dougie Maclean, Sean Sands, Paddy Keenan, Vin Garbett, Andy M Stewart, Four Men and a Dog Sean Cannon, The Tannahill Weavers, Liam Clancy, Ted Furey, Cherish the Ladies Shane McGowan, Brendan Leeson, The Furey’s & Davey Arthur, Al O’Donnell Terry Corcoran, Luke Kelly, Don Baker, The Wild Geese, Cahir O'Doherty, Johnny Beggan. Clannad, Gay Woods, De Dannan, Jim McCann, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee & Many more.
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