Bap Kennedy

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Birthday
17, 1962
Birthplace
Northern Ireland
Death Date
Nov 1, 2016 (54)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
17, 1962
Birthplace
Northern Ireland
Death Date
Nov 1, 2016 (54)

About

Known for his work in the folk, rock, blues, soul, Americana, and country music genres, this Northern Irish-born singer and songwriter is notable for such solo albums as The Sailor's Revenge, Let's Start Again, and Domestic Blues, as well as for his collaborations with Van Morrison, Mark Knopfler, and Steve Earle.

Before Fame

In his teens and early twenties, he performed with the punk group Sellout and the power pop band 10 Past 7. Then, in the late 1980s, he founded a band called Energy Orchard and served as its frontman, rhythm guitarist, and primary songwriter.

Trivia

His solo album Howl On (2009) was inspired by NASA's Apollo program.

Family Life

Born Martin Christopher Kennedy, he grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland, during the politically turbulent period known as The Troubles. He was the son of Jim and Lily Kennedy, the older brother of fellow singer and songwriter Brian Kennedy, the husband of Brenda Boyd and the stepfather of Kenneth Hall and Christine Elliott.

Associated With

His 2005 album The Big Picture features additional vocals by The Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan.