Emer Kenny

Songs Which Impressed me Greatly - Jeremy Irons, July 2010; The Vocals and Production are Great - Stuart Clark, April 2010; Contemporary, Stimulating and a little bit Challenging - Fachtna O Ceallaigh, March 2010

Critically Acclaimed Irish Harpist

Internationally renowned and critically acclaimed harpist and singer Emer Kenny has sold over fifty thousand albums world-wide. She has collaborated with some of the biggest and most respected names in the music industry, Jeffrey Lesser (production), John Petoker(mixing), Ger McDonnell (mixing), co-writing with Gardner Cole, and being remixed twice by dance music icon, Junior Vasquez.

Emer's original music has been used in major US films and television series.

She has performed at Irish and International festivals and concerts, radio and television shows, wedding ceremonies and corporate events. Throughout her career, Emer has maintained a unique sound whilst never being afraid to push musical or lyrical boundaries, for Emer, it's all about the music.

Emer is a senior lecturer in Concert Harp in DKIT and also teaches singing and composition.

"If Sinead O Connor, Enya, Loreena McKennett and Venessa Dou were melded into one incredibly talented artist – that artist would be Emer Kenny" Album Network, USA

"Her sound alternates between the veiled, glacial mystery of the Cocteau Twins' Heaven or Las Vegas and the dense atmospherics of Daniel Lanois' Shine." Paste, USA

Samples of Emer's music can be heard on the Audio Samples page. Please don't hesitate to contact Emer with any enquiries you might have.

A Special Thank You

I would like to thank all the musicians who have contributed their talent and energy to our music. I would, especially, like to thank David Gilroy of Firepan Photography for his fabulous pictures, and to thank Lord Henry Mount Charles and Rhonda de Paor for allowing us to photograph in the wonderful Slane Castle. Most of all I would like to thank John Murphy for his creative production, artistic support and putting up with the vagaries of harp recording. Thank you all. ~ Emer.

Emer Kenny started playing Harp at the age of nine, studied composition and Concert Harp at the College of Music, Dublin and won an Alfred Byte scholarship to further her studies at Trinity College of Music, London.

Emer developed a unique style of music, calling on diverse musical influences and landed a record deal with a major U.S. label, Mercury, in 1997. Her first album, "Emer Kenny", which showcased her harp playing and vocal talents, was given a world-wide release by Polygram in 1997 to critical acclaim and sales reaching in excess of 50 thousands units.

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