New Album, Join up the Dots, Out Now!

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

The atmosphere of the music created by this artist is very fascinating, the thing that makes it unique and magical is Pete’s voice. An artist of sure talent who has a uniquely original style. In some moments the chord progression and harmonic intuitions reminded me of Radiohead.” - Chris

Edgar Allan Poets

"Mercy" - Latest Single

The Americana-infused track tackles one of the countries most stigmatised issues, supporting victims of clerical and state abuse.”

Hot Press

This is a powerful film for a powerful song and an important message. Musicians find immovable objects inside people's pain and this is an important work.”

Holly Csiga

“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. 

About

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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Join up the Dots Album

Join up the Dots Album

Hold On

Hold On

Link to purchase Pete Kavanagh's single Mercy

Mercy

To Hold the Red Rose

To Hold the Red Rose