Keith Harkin

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Keith Harkin
Birth name Keith Harkin
Born (1986-06-10) 10 June 1986 (age 28)
Derry, Northern Ireland
Occupations Singer, musician
Instruments guitar, piano, banjo, ukulele
Years active 2006–present
Labels verve music group[1]
Associated acts Celtic Thunder
Website keithharkin.com
Notable instruments
vocals, guitar, piano

Keith Harkin (born (1986-06-10)10 June 1986 in Derry, Northern Ireland) is a singer and songwriter.

Early life and influences[edit]

He started performing for the public at the age of four. By the age of 18, Harkin was an accomplished singer, songwriter, guitarist, and popular live act.

Musical career[edit]

In 2005, Harkin travelled to London and recorded with a producer, and played in various venues and festivals throughout England, including the Tavistock Festival on Portobello Road. In 2006, Harkin was picked to play the lead role in Dha Theanga, an Irish program on BBC. He also rewrote and arranged all of the music.[2] Harkin was invited to support John Martyn and David Kitt on their Irish tours. BBC Radio Ulster has referred to Harkin as the "Irish Jack Johnson".

Harkin is part of Celtic Thunder, performing in the United States, Canada and Australia.[3] Celtic Thunder has had two #1 selling DVDs and three #1 selling albums on the World Billboard charts.[citation needed] He plays the guitar and piano and wrote "Lauren and I" for Celtic Thunder.[4][5] Harkin has now recorded more original songs apart from Celtic Thunder; some titles include: "How I Wish", "Daisy Fields", "Vanity", "September Sessions", and "All Day Long".

Harkin's self-titled solo album was released in Canada on 4 September 2012 and in the United States on 18 September 2012. Long awaited by fans, the album reached #8 spot in Amazon.com's Pop Music Charts and #1 spot in Amazon.com's International charts two months before the release date. On the album, is a heartwarming duet with the two-time Grammy Award winner, Colbie Caillat. They cover Van Morrison's "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You" as the third track on the album.

Harkin is sponsored by McPherson Guitars.[6]

Discography[edit]

Celtic Thunder[edit]

Celtic Thunder (2008)

  • "The Mountains of Mourne"
  • "The Island"
  • "Lauren & I"
  • Group numbers: "Heartland", "Steal Away", "Ireland's Call"

Act II (2009)

Take Me Home (2009)

Celtic Thunder Christmas (2010)

It's Entertainment! (2010)

Heritage (2011)

Storm (2011)

  • "Stand and Deliver"
  • "Look at Me" (with Damian McGinty)
  • Group numbers: "New Day Dawning", "Lagan Love", "Hail the Hero (Mo Ghile Mear)"

Voyage (2012)

  • "All Day Long"
  • "All Out of Love"
  • Group numbers: "Dulaman", "Song for the Mira", "Maid of Culmore", "The Galway Girl", "Seven Drunken Nights"

Mythology (2013)

  • "Tears of Hercules"
  • "Rosa"
  • "I am a Man of Constant Sorrow"
  • "Now We Are Free"
  • "Sounds of Silence" (with Colm Keegan)
  • Group Numbers: "Voices", "Turning Away", "My Land", "Seven Drunken Nights", "The Boys are Back in Town", "Derag Doom"

"Christmas Voices" (2013)

  • "Comfort Ye"
  • Group Numbers: "Fairytale of New York", "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas", "The Christmas Song", O Come all Ye Faithful"

Solo singles[edit]

  • "How I Wish"
  • "Daisy Fields"
  • "Vanity"
  • "September Sessions"
  • "Don't Forget About Me" (Keith Harkin, 2012)
  • "Nothing But You & I" (Keith Harkin, 2012)

Solo Albums[edit]

  • Keith Harkin (2012)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.vervemusicgroup.com/keithharkin
  2. ^ "Celtic Thunder". New Jersey Public Television. Archived from the original on 25 November 2010. Retrieved 28 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Celtic Thunder Artist Page - Keith Harkin". Retrieved 9 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "Lauren and I" lyrics and credits, retrieved 2011-12-09 
  5. ^ "Lauren and I" on YouTube, retrieved 2011-12-09 
  6. ^ Artist profile on McPherson Guitars, retrieved 2011-12-09 

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