Artist Profiles: Ron Kavana

Ron Kavana

Irish songwriter/composer/musician Ron Kavana has been at the cutting edge of the international folk scene for three decades. He has released multi-award winning albums to universal acclaim.

He won the Folk Roots award for Best Live Act for three consecutive years. His compositions are covered by a virtual Who’s Who of contemporary folk including Dick Gaughan, The Pogues, Waterson:Carthy, Eileen Ivers, Cherish the Ladies, etc. He has collaborated with such artists as Alexis Korner, members of the Rolling Stones, the Pogues, Paddy Moloney, Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry, Elvis Costello, Doug Sahm & Augie Meyers etc.

In 1995 he returned to university and graduated with first-class honors in Irish Studies and Film Studies. He now divides his time between research, writing, recording and film making.

His monumental work, Irish Ways, was released in 2007. The boxed set includes 4 CDs and a 122-page book. Irish Ways follows the history of Ireland and it took Kavana about 6 years to complete the endeavor. Kavana uses music, song and poetry to illustrate the different stages of Irish history.

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for TelevisiĆ³n EspaƱola (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.

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