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May Morning Dew

Noriana Kennedy

Noriana Kennedy, celebrated folk artist and founding member of The Whileaways, presents her highly anticipated solo release, 'May Morning Dew.' This soulful rendition of the traditional song also features Donogh Hennessy (Lúnasa, Sharon Shannon, Lumiere) on guitar and Fergal Scahill (We Banjo 3) on fiddle and mandolin. Kennedy's take on this

Noriana Kennedy, celebrated folk artist and founding member of The Whileaways, presents her highly anticipated solo release, 'May Morning Dew.' This soulful rendition of the traditional song also features Donogh Hennessy (Lúnasa, Sharon Shannon, Lumiere) on guitar and Fergal Scahill (We Banjo 3) on fiddle and mandolin. Kennedy's take on this classic traditional song brings a renewed energy, akin to the arrival of swallows at the onset of summer.

Kennedy's exquisite vocals, described by The Irish Times as 'a knockout: translucent and tenacious in equal measure,' command the spotlight in this rendition, gracefully swooping through the newly composed melody with warmth and grace.

Accompaniment by Hennessy and Scahill infuses the arrangement with a richness and vitality that elevates, guiding the listener through the elegant nuances of 'May Morning Dew'. As the song unfolds, it crescendos with sun-soaked fiddles and vocals, enveloping the listener in a captivating embrace and the feeling that summer has truly arrived.

As a founding member of The Whileaways, Noriana Kennedy has demonstrated her consummate artistry over the years. Through her unmistakable renditions of old-time songs, folk ballads, and standout original compositions, she has carved a distinguished niche within Ireland's vibrant folk music scene.

With this new solo offering Noriana Kennedy is an artist poised to step into a new phase in her artistic journey. Building on her stellar body of work, she offers up a new take on ‘May Morning Dew’, a song that has come from the heart of the Irish Traditional Music canon, learned from the great Dolores Keane.

‘The May Morning Dew’ is the lead single from Noriana Kennedy’s forthcoming E.P due for release later this summer. It is available from all major streaming platforms.

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