Happy Holidays Everyone!

I hope you all are enjoying the holiday season.  It's hard to believe that 2013 is nearly over. There are so many things happening in December and January.  Let me fill you in...
OUT OF PRINT:
My first CD will be going out of print once the final available hard copies are sold.  After that, it will only be available as a digital download.  So grab one of those last CDs.  They are great stocking stuffers!  To purchase, visit: www.cdbaby.com/cd/keane.
 
TIN WHISTLE WORKSHOP FOR ADULTS:
I will be hosting a beginning tin whistle workshop for adults staring in January.  Make that New Year's resolution and learn a new instrument! 6 weeks from couch to tin whistle player!   We will have a blast!  Brunch, music, & drinks!  Can it get  any better than that?
Here are the details:
The Celtic Knot Public House  (amazing brunch & drinks too!)
626 Church St., Evanston, IL  http://www.celticknotpub.com/
  • Sundays, 12pm­‐2pm
  • January 19th – February 23rd
  • $20/class
Register by December 31st & receive one class for FREE
Respond to this email if you are interested, and I will fill you in on the details. 
CELTIC CHRISTMAS TOUR:
In December, I will be on a Celtic Christmas Tour with Tomaseen Foley, an amazing storyteller from Limerick, Ireland.  He has put together a beautiful show.  For a list of tour dates, you can visit: www.tomaseenfoley.com/tour/.
 
That's all for now folks!
  
Cheers,
 
Kathleen

COME TO IRELAND WITH ME!

My first time as a musical hostess!

 

 

 

 

PERFORMING FOR THE POPE! -WORLD YOUTH DAY 2013-BRAZIL

I am super excited!  I am leaving for Brazil in a couple of weeks!  I will be performing for the Pope at World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro!  I will be onstage with the North American troupe of "La Cheile", a new ensemble that features the Kells, McPeake, Irish dancers, a children's choir & ME!  Two years ago in Madrid, 4 million people were in attendance. This year 6 million are anticipated because of our new South American pope. I will definitely bring my iPhone for pixs!

A special shout out to my friend and songwriting partner Al Day.  The title track from my latest CD, "Where the Wind Meets the Water", which Al and I cowrote, was selected to be the first song of the show!  The lead vocal will be sung by Eddie Cotter, member of the Kells, founder of the Dead Theologian Society (one of the two entities responsible for taking us to WYD) and my interntional booking agent.  Ireland, Brazil, Italy...so far he's doing pretty good!

This is an amazing event.  Check it out.  Here's the link for the World Youth Day website:

http://worldyouthday.com/


As always, thank you for your support.  It has been an amazing year thus far.  I have been focusing on songwriting and recording, and some wonderful things are in the works.  I'll keep you posted!

Keep me in your prayers and I'll say a special prayer for all of you in Rio at the Holy Mass celebrated by Pope Francis!  Can you believe it?

With kindness,

Kathleen