Singer - Songwriter - Storyteller

This debut album ranks right up there beside the best of new Irish talent over recent decades. Voted Best Irish Album in The Lonesome Highway 2022 polls.” - Paul McGee

Lonesome Highway

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

Sleeping Bag Studios

To Hold the Red Rose -International Songwriting Competition Semi-Finalist

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

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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.

Upcoming Gigs and Updates

Previous events

Heroes - The Songs of Neil Young, Bob Dylan and Van Morrision - Full Band Performance!

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The Moat Theatre, Abbey Street, Naas

An astounding tribute to the music of Neil Young, Bob Dylan and Van Morrison. Join Willie Headon, Pete Kavanagh, Pat Silke and the sensational Muddy River Band as they honour their musical heroes. Brace yourself for an evening of exceptional live music, where well-known classics take centre stage. For one night only!

€20 plus booking fee

Join us for a very special fundraising night of music and community spirit at the Moat Theatre as we come together to support Celine's cancer quest. Celine, the manager of The Moat Theatre, is a well-known and beloved member of the community. Everyone who knows Celine can attest to her passion for the arts and her unwavering commitment to helping others. Now it's our turn to support Celine as she faces a new challenge: cancer. Celine was recently diagnosed with CUP (Carcinoma of unknown primary). Gig for Celine is a chance for the community to come together and support Celine as she undergoes treatment and fights this challenging disease. Performers on the night will include Rebecca Storm, Paddy Casey, John Forde, Arlene Bailey, The Willibees, Jonny & Harrison Warren, Mairead Carroll and Pete Kavanagh. Tickets are available now from the Moat box office for just €25 plus booking fee. This is an evening you won't want to miss, so be sure to get your tickets early and join us for a night of music, community, and hope. Let's come together and make a difference in Celine's cancer quest!

🗓️ Thursday, 8th June 2023 at 8pm 📍 The Moat Theatre, Naas, Co. Kildare 🎟️ €25.00 plus booking fee available from the Moat Box Office

€25 plus booking fee

Performing on the night will be three well known local singer/songwriters, Willie Headon, Pete Kavanagh and Pat Silke, each one singing the songs of their own musical "Hero" and accompanied by the amazing Muddy River Band.

Experience an unforgettable evening celebrating the musical legends - Neil Young, Bob Dylan, and Van Morrison. Immerse yourself in the songs that defined the soundtrack of a generation, filled with dreams, love, and social revolution throughout six incredible decades.

If you're a fan of Dylan, Young or Morrision, you simply cannot afford to miss what is destined to be an amazing night of music!

€18.00 plus €1.50 booking fee

Victoria Keating and Declan Sinnott on October 27th in Fallons Back Room. Following on from Brian Kennedy's sellout gig, we are looking forward to a full house for these 2 fantastic performers. Quality music in a quality venue with a quality audience. Victoria and Declan are very much at home on stage: warm, engaging, irreverent and often hilarious. They both carry a weight of musical and life experience that shines through everything. They sing songs of their own and re-imagine songs by others with a beauty and sophistication. Gigs can change on a whim; a request from the audience might steer the whole affair in a different and ever more exciting direction. They play from a very real place. Both are very accomplished experienced musicians but together: sparks will fly!

Tickets €20 from Noel Heavey 0872602640, Ray Kelly 0871732287, or online from Eventbrite


Pete Kavanagh and Band | JuneFest 2022

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Riverbank Arts Centre, Main Street, Newbridge

Early bird tickets 2 for €25 available for a limited time only – discount will appear when you add tickets to cart. Booking fee of €1 per ticket applies to online sales. There are no booking fees for in-person or phone bookings. Pete will perform with a full backing band, who can rock and roll and soothe your weary soul. Pete’s band on the night will include Joe Heffernan on Electric Guitar, Barry Mulrennan on Bass, Pamela Kavanagh on Backing Vocals, Jonny Warren on Drums and Backing Vocals and Mairead Carroll on Fiddle and Backing Vocals and there may be a surprise guest or two.

Early bird tickets 2 for €25* available for a limited time only – discount will appear when you add tickets to cart. *Booking fee of €1 per ticket applies to online sales. There are no booking fees for in-person or phone bookings.

Skylarks #3 at The Moat

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The Moat Theatre, Abbey Street, Naas

Tickets for previous Skylarks shows sold out very quickly, so demand for this show will be high. Early booking is advised. Taking place in a cabaret style setting, our mission is to provide high-quality musical experiences for the people of Kildare in a cosy and welcoming environment. Audiences will be treated to an assortment of musical delights from Pete Kavanagh, Grainne Hunt, FIA RUA and Tia Burke. With intimate live performances and full bar service so that guests can relax and enjoy the music, Skylarks promises to be a night to remember!

€15.00 (€2.00 online booking fee). Tickets also available from The Moat Theatre Box Office.

Songwriters in the Round

The Workman's Club, 10 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

3 Voices 3 Guitars, 1 Intimate venue Gillian Tuite, Pete Kavanagh and Elena Duff come together for night of original music performed ‘in the round’ in The Vintage Room within the Workman’s Club on Friday the 5th of November at 8pm. The music starts 8pm - feel free to come earlier and enjoy a drink in the bar area!

Tickets €10


The Moat Theatre, Naas

The Arts (including all these musicians) have been battered and bruised but not broken

Join us for an unforgettable night on September 20th. Extremely limited tickets so book now on

The Acoustic Freeway Pete Kavanagh Saoirse Casey and special guest PADDY CASEY

€25 per person Table of 4 for €90 €10 to STREAM LIVE ON THE NIGHT!


You can purchase a ticket for out LIVE STREAM here! Just buy a ticket for €10 and you will receive a link to the stream on the night Table Service Caberet Style Adhering to all guideline

STREAM LIVE ON THE NIGHT! Once booked watch your email for live stream code.

A weekly session in the legendary Darkey Kelly's in Fishamble St Dublin (near Christ Church Cathedral). It runs every Tuesday from 7.15 to 10.30 and features some of the very best singer-songwriters on the Dublin circuit as well as many visiting performers from further afield. It's hosted by Tommy Keyes with PJ Maher on sound and coordination - guest hosts also take the reins from time to time.

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