Hailing from Liverpool, but with Lancashire roots, this majestic singer and virtuoso multi-instrumentalist plays his own original compositions which appear on his Ottersgear albums as well as a combination of English, Irish, Celtic, Bluegrass and Americana tunes.
His album ‘The Quest for Rest is an English folk record; its traditional elements are stirring, heart-warmingly melodious, and never dull for a second, due largely to Kenney’s musicianship. It’s grounding in the Trough of Bowland, North Lancashire, renders it timeless, a quality that is shared by Kenney’s voice. Dotted throughout the record are subtle musical nods, reference points that hint at a wider sense of knowing, a worldliness compressed; it makes for something that sounds refreshingly original and yet familiar in the way that all great folk music does.’ Bearded Magazine
He will be accompanied by Damon Kilcawley of The Kilcawley Family (who played the first Tooting Folk!). He is a fantastic flat picker, harmonica player and interpreter of folk songs in his own right
There will also be floor spots as usual so come along sing a song! We are back in the usual room, upstairs at The Selkirk, 60 Selkirk Road, Tooting Broadway, SW17 0ES.
Doors 7.30pm, music starts at 8pm. £6 entry.