Maria Doyle Kennedy announces the release date of self titled new album ‘Maria Doyle Kennedy’ out Nov 10th 2017.
Maria Doyle Kennedy has spent the past 5 years wandering the globe with her family preparing songs for the new album gigging constantly and filming cult TV show Orphan Black. The new album has just dropped over on spotify and gets it official release date across all digital platforms on Nov 10th 2017, on her own label Mermaid Records.
Maria has just collaborated with Feist & Jarvis Cocker on a video for the song *Century* from Feist’s new album. The project was a crazy mashup of Westside story and Thriller and featured Maria & Feist as dance-off gang leaders….
Maria writes and performs with husband Kieran Kennedy and along with the new album they have also completed their first short film *A Different Kind Of Day* written and directed by Maria, produced and scored by Kieran . They also raise 4 children together, although occasionally, when things are particularly frantic, they just throw packets of crisps at them.
The new album in Maria’s words:
Mostly the songs come from my efforts to explain the world to myself, a thing I sometimes find difficult or confusing . I don’t worry when I’m singing, more than that , I don’t think when I’m singing, I just sing. I trust the songs. They make things clearer for me.
Check out ‘Pride‘, released over the Summer from the album, which beckoned high acclaim from the likes of BBC radio and Rte:
‘MARIA DOYLE KENNEDY’ …announces new single ‘PRIDE’ OUT JUNE 10th, 2017.
Maria Doyle Kennedy, the Irish luminary, singer, writer, actor and filmmaker, announces the release of her brand new single ‘Pride’ taken from her forthcoming album (title yet to be announced) to be released later this year. ‘Pride’ is not so much a call for tolerance as a bald statement of common sense set to a back projection of deeply moving acoustic rhythm. It will be released on June 10th 2017 via Mermaid Records. Says Maria of the songs context: “The idea that 2 people find love with each other and want to celebrate and share that… I can never understand why there would be an objection to more joy in the world… why some folks feel that they need to sit in judgement of others and that they may prescribe how others should love and live. I believe that the freedom to declare and celebrate your love with your chosen partner (as long as it’s their choice too!) is a human right”.
Maria’s recent TV acting credits include Orphan Black(for which she won 2 Canadian Screen Awards) and Redwater. Recent films include Sing St and The Conjuring 2. Maria has also starred as Katherine of Aragon, nanny to the son of a serial killer and the estranged wife of the lovely Mr Bates from the three award-winning television series, The Tudors, Dexter and Downton Abbey. Most recently she has completed work on her own film A Different Kind of Day.
In May 2014 Maria featured on the album “Printer Clips” with Paul Noonan, Joan As Policewoman and Martha Wainwright amongst others. Prior to that she released Critically acclaimed album “Sing” in 2012 that featured duets with Damien Rice, Paul Brady and John Prine. Maria sang live with Snow Patrol in 2011 and 2012 and has spent more than two decades performing all over the world. On her new 13-track album, Maria’s ever evolving artistry explores the human condition and parts of the American landscape, its political spectrum along with it’s people, their harsh realities, emotions and a lingering hope delivered in a tone halfway between Patti Smith and Dusty Springfield. Upcoming single ‘Pride’ was written by Maria Doyle Kennedy and Kieran Kennedy. Produced by Kieran Kennedy. Recorded and Mixed/Mastered by Rob Kirwan in Dublin, Ireland.