Once again Kennedy's Kitchen has blessed us with a delightful CD, "The Birds Upon the Trees". This album is full of jigs and reels and you can feel the joy and excitement that the band is experiencing as they play their instruments. Four songs in particular really amazed me, the title song, "The Birds Upon the Trees", "Patrick Coyle", "Remember Dubh Loch" and "The Month of January". The vocals and tones are perfect and hauntingly beautiful! "Patrick Coyle" was written by joHn Kennedy. It is a song about his grandpa and the Easter Rising. You know this song was written with a deep respect and love for the man...the words are so powerful. I have enjoyed this wonderful album countless times! This is a CD you MUST have. My hats off to Kennedy's Kitchen for producing such a magnificent album...I find I can't wait for their next one!
The Celtic Crier
Kennedy's Kitchen delivered as promised! They were one of the nicest groups we have ever hosted. The concert was wonderful; the stories were entertaining, and the musicians were gracious. Who would have thought that a Sunday afternoon in the Kitchen could be so much fun!
Mary Jane Ormerod, Music Series Coordinator, First Presbyterian Church, Fort Wayne IN
Kennedy's Kitchen "The Hotting Fire" is full of rare gems: Bob Harke's "Vinegar Hill" and Rob Weber's "Children in the Band [are] classics. "Crickets in the Hearth" a recitation by joHn, will take you on a trip to Donegal, back in time to 1916... beautiful stuff. Kennedy's Kitchen are the real deal, and this album...captures the rich talent and versatility of these committed musicians.
Shay Clark, Irish American News