Long hailed as one of Ireland's leading songwriters and performers, Kieran Goss' music has won him fans across the globe. But if his songs have made him a star, his live shows have made him a legend. Live on stage is where Kieran Goss really shines.
Born and raised in County Down, Northern Ireland, Kieran Goss grew up in a big family with diverse musical tastes. Consequently, the varied influences of the likes of Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Frank Sinatra and The Rolling Stones have fermented into the brew that gives Kieran his own unique sound.
Stalwarts of the Shetland Folk Festival will remember Kieran from the 1987 and 1990 events and possibly have a copy of his very first album, “Brand New Star”. It contained the songs Brand New Star and Just Around the Corner, which came to the attention of Mary Black, who recorded them on her “Babes in the Wood” album.
Kieran’s latest studio album, “I’ll Be Seeing You”, is now his eighth solo record, which was released in February 2009. Recorded in Austin, Texas, the album is perhaps the artist’s most direct work to date, reflecting the turmoil of Goss’s personal life at that particular time.