Dermot Kennedy at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre
27 May 2019 | By Ciaran Treacy
Dermot Kennedy recently played an incredible five nights at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre. We caught up with him to talk about; his success, his music, and what it’s like to play on home soil.
Dermot Kennedy has been making waves across the UK and the US, with appearances on everything from; Ellen to NPR. In May, he came home to Dublin to play a very special five nights at The Olympia Theatre. It's a far cry from his days of busking on the streets of; Boston and Dublin.
Earlier this year, Kennedy released his self-titled EP, which included the incredible single "Power Over Me". The single went Gold in Canada and was a hit in Ireland and across the world. Over the past few years, Dermot Kennedy has been getting more and more attention in both Ireland and the US, even appearing in GQ, where they described him as "[a] singer with a rich, reverberant voice, [with] epically emotive songwriting skills (think Ed Sheeran, but darker, more melancholy)." He was also featured as one of our Artists to Watch for 2019 and Top 5 Irish Artists right now.
We caught up with the Rathcoole native as he took to the stage of The Olympia to talk about; his inspiration, and what playing home soil means to him following his international success.
Dermot Kennedy is expected to release his debut album later this year. Currently, on his European tour, Kennedy will be back in Dublin in June; to support Mumford & Sons for their two-night concert at Malahide Castle. Dermot will also be performing at this year's Electric Picnic Festival.