Singer - Songwriter - Storyteller

This debut album ranks right up there beside the best of new Irish talent over recent decades. ” - Paul McGee

Lonesome Highway

Powerful moments & melodies combine throughout the sound & themes in Pete's Folk-based tunes.”

Sleeping Bag Studios

“We didn’t want to face up to it… You cannot say people didn’t understand what was going on. There was a colluding silence. And that colluding silence supported a state that didn’t want to intervene and assisted this institutional regime.”   
- President Michael D Higgins
Taken from the Book The Best Catholics in the World by Derek Scally. Published 2021. 

To Hold the Red Rose - featured on the RTE Radio 1 Playlist

pete kavanagh performing in Tommy Fletchers Naas. [Photo by Paul O'Rourke]
I've always been drawn to ‘story’ songs with vivid imagery and characters I can relate to.”

Pete Kavanagh

About Pete Kavanagh

Pete Kavanagh is a singer-songwriter, a musician and storyteller from Co. Kildare, Ireland. His style is best described as Americana-infused folk. His sound invokes the vintage quality of his musical influences (Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, David Bowie and Tom Waits), but a contemporary feel that is unique to him surges through it. 

He weaves dark themes in his songwriting, exploring psyche and despair of human nature while wryly holding onto hope for something better.

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Experience an unforgettable evening celebrating the musical legends - Neil Young, Bob Dylan, and Van Morrison. 

Join Willie Headon, Pete Kavanagh and Pat Silke, as they honor their musical heroes with passionate performances backed by the sensational Muddy River Band.  

Immerse yourself in the songs that defined the soundtrack of a generation, filled with dreams, love, and social revolution throughout six incredible decades.

Don't miss this extraordinary night of music, perfect for fans and admirers alike.

Where: The Moat Theatre, Naas. Co. Kildare

When: Thursday 25th May, 8pm - doors open at 7pm