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

"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. 

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.

Buy Music

Join up the Dots Album

Join up the Dots Album

Hold On

Hold On

Link to purchase Pete Kavanagh's single Mercy


To Hold the Red Rose

To Hold the Red Rose

Catch Pete Live at The Red Hot Music Club Thurs 27th Oct 

Victoria Keating and Declan Sinnot are two of the most talented musicians in the country. They’re playing tonight at The Red Hot Music Club, and I have the honor of being their support act. 

If you love music, you won’t want to miss this show. These two artists are at the top of their game, and they’re sure to put on a great performance.

I'll hopefully see you there.

Tickets are €20 and available on the door or via EventBrite