Junior Brother (Ireland)

Experimental Folk

Born outside Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ronan Kealy developed a strong love of music from an early age, writing his first song at 9 years old after having taught himself guitar on a banged-up nylon acoustic. A short spell studying English in University College Cork helped Kealy to foster his unique and striking poetic voice, taking his Junior Brother moniker from a character in Jacobean play The Revenger’s Tragedy, a work Kealy studied there. Junior Brother has spent the last few years gaining a fine live reputation and picking up fans such as Blindboy Boatclub and Cillian Murphy along the way.
Francis has toured the UK and Europe extensively, gracing major stages supporting such artists as: Paul Simon, The Stereophonics, Jack Savoretti, Patti Smith and Amy Winehouse and has performed on iconic BBC music show ‘Later With Jools Holland’.

Francis is currently working on her fourth studio album in Los Angeles. Recent single ‘Shelf Life’ being a sign of things to come.

Friday October 8th, 2021 8:00 pmFri @ Old No.7
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