A Mother's Day Present.... :-) 

Hey everyone out there!! Getting ready to get on a plane to leave North America after both tours with Celtic Thunder and Lesley Pike have come to an end - and I must say I've loved every minute of them, but can't wait to get home and see my family - and, of course, Larry!! Now, I'm heading back home to get right back into writing for Byrne and Kelly's new album with Neil and also preparing for two extensive tours this summer! 
However, first of all, I thought I'd like to mark this Mother's Day with a special song that I recently heard and loved from Garth Brooks. The sentiment of an unborn child talking to God about his/her anxiety about going into the big bad world, but God reassuring that he/she is getting ready to meet the most amazing person they'll ever know on the Earth - their mother - is something that just got to my heart. On a personal level, my mother is the most amazing woman I've ever met and I dedicate this song to her and to all you mothers out there - you are our rocks, you mean the world to us.... 

Thanks for listening folks and chat to you soon...

Love, RK xx

It's been a while since I checked in - and posted a video!! :-) 

Hey folks! 

Hope you are all well! Just a quick note here from Abbotsford, British Columbia as this "Very Best Of Celtic Thunder" tour keeps rolling on now into Canada after what has been a brilliant few weeks so far already! Getting to sing the "old favourite" songs from the bygone years of CT again has been really brilliant. As have the audience reactions to them! It's like we've turned full circle from those days back on the first tours in 2008 when I was coming on stage a complete novice, not believing this whole thing was a reality! Here I am, seven years later, much older and decrepit-looking, but actually loving it more than ever before!! Long may that continue!! :-)

And talking of loving the music, I've been spending the last while working with Neil, Nicole and Peter writing a lot of original songs for a new "Byrne and Kelly" album which is really taking shape! We're all loving the process and the sounds and images that are flowing from the writing sessions and can't wait to get them out there for you to hear!!! 

In the meantime, we're hoping to debut some of these brand new tracks at our Stageit online live concert in April - which I believe is close to selling out!! (details here : https://www.stageit.com/byrne_and_kelly/live_in_the_studio/44189) and we're putting together the finishing touches of our tour schedule for Summer/Autumn 2015 - so there's a lot of exciting times ahead!! 

Of course, I also am looking forward to squeezing in a bit of time at home in between to see my wee best friend Larry, who's fan base and popularity exceeds mine by more and more every day - which I can totally understand and, in fact, agree with as well! :-) Just on that note though, I want to take this time to say thank you once more for all your generosity to me - through your kind messages, cards, gifts or taking the time to read my nonsense, listen to my music, or log on to one of my pages. It truly makes me feel very humbled and honoured to be lucky enough to do what I do.

And so, I thought, I'd post this video for you. I sang this song on a recent web chat and a lot of you requested a version of it. Yes, the language may be a little strong, but I feel this song from Damien Rice just speaks volumes and reminds me why I love his style of song-writing - honest, real and true. It's what I try to do in my own performances and writing. And aspire to get better and better at that. 

Thanks for reading and sharing my music, thanks for your support and kindness. You make life good... :-)

Love always, 
RK xx


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