Friends reunited for Denholm gig

Coburg on stage
Coburg on stage

SELKIRK-based singer/songwriter Kieran Halpin will team up with one of Australia’s finest musicians to play a double-header in Denholm Village Hall on Saturday night.

Halpin’s fellow Irishman Enda Kenny, who now lives in Melbourne, is currently doing a short tour of the UK.

“We’ve been friends for many years,” explained Halpin, whose songs have been covered by a range of artists from the Battlefield Band to the late, great John Wright.

“When I’m touring Australia, I play at least one show in the Melbourne area and stay for a few days with Enda who has become well known in his adopted country for his insightful, intelligent songs.

“So when I heard he was in the UK, I persuaded him to come north of the Border for this single gig.

“I’m really excited about the collaboration, with my numbers having a more rocky feel and Enda adopting a more laid back approach.”

Admission for the concert, which starts at 8.30pm is £8. Profits from a licensed bar will go towards the Denholm Folk Festival.