Connect with us

News

Shane plans first single release today (Friday)

Published

on

SINGLE RELEASE: Local musician Shane Kennedy (PISHKIN) is today (Friday) releasing his first ever single. Photo: Michelle Crean

 

By Michelle Crean

Some will know him from his regular gigs in the Tatler and the Fáilte - and now he'll be known even more as local musician Shane Kennedy is today (Friday) releasing his first ever single.

Also known as PISHKIN, the young and talented musician and singer, will release 'Road To Your Heart' on Spotify, iTunes and all streaming platforms worldwide, followed by a radio campaign within the next two weeks.

Speaking to the Killarney Advertiser this week, Shane said he is both excited and a little nervous about the single's release but that it is something that the 21-year-old has wanted to do for a long while now.

"I have been gigging around Killarney for some time now and just thought that it's the next step," he said.

"I was sent the song by William Scally, a music publisher in Killorglin, he asked if I'd cover it."

Influenced by Bob Dylan, Ed Sheerin, Artic Monkeys and The Strokes, the CIT Digital Media student has hopes of making it big in the music industry since he got his first guitar aged eight.

"From a young age I have always loved music although I don't come from a musical family. It just seemed inevitable that I would sing and play music. I love it, I couldn't do without it."

Shane, from Farranfore, recorded the entire single at home on his laptop and has also released a short promo of the country rock song available on YouTube and Vimeo: 'Road To Your Heart'.

Continue Reading
Advertisement

News

Kerry base confirmed for Rás Mumhan

By Sean Moriarty Preliminary details of the Rás Mumhan have been announced by Cycling Munster. The four-day international cycle race will, once again, be based at the Riverisland Hotel in […]

Published

on

0249724_20180523-DSC3402.jpg

By Sean Moriarty

Preliminary details of the Rás Mumhan have been announced by Cycling Munster.

The four-day international cycle race will, once again, be based at the Riverisland Hotel in Castleisland and will run from Good Friday until Easter Monday.

The final route has not yet been revealed but it is expected to follow a similar path to the 2022 edition.

Last year, due to organisational difficulties, the Rás Mumhan committee asked local clubs to take charge of each day of the race.

Killarney Cycling Club hosted the Easter Saturday leg of the race, including managing the stage start in the town centre, the Category One mountain climb at Bealach Oisin Pass and the stage finish in Sneem.

“We are looking forward to seeing everyone at Easter and we wish all the riders the best of luck in their preparations for the event. Further details to follow as they are confirmed,” said Race Secretary Sinéad Moriarty.

Attachments

Continue Reading

News

Showcasing Killarney to an influential audience

Kerry’s hospitality professionals turned out in style for the Skal President’s Dinner on Saturday night. It’s the social highlight of the year for professional tourism and travel organisations and it […]

Published

on

0249693_Kerry_Skal_President_Michelle_Rosney_with_Kerry_College_and_Kerry_Education_Training_Board_Chairman_Cllr_Jim_Finucane.jpg

Kerry’s hospitality professionals turned out in style for the Skal President’s Dinner on Saturday night.

It’s the social highlight of the year for professional tourism and travel organisations and it was also a perfect opportunity to show the best of Killarney. Held in the Plaza Hotel, it was hosted by Kerry Skal President Michelle Rosney who used the occasion to highlight the best of Killarney’s performing arts talent, cuisine and locally produced drinks. There were special performances on the night by singers and dancers from St Brigid’s Presentation Secondary School and the West End House School of Arts who brought The Liberator, Daniel O’Connell, back to life for one night only to deliver a passionate dramatisation of a famous speech. Skal is the largest international hospitality networking organisation in the world with 13,000 members in 308 clubs in almost 90 countries. Fáilte Ireland Chairman Paul Carty said in his speech that the contribution Killarney has made to the Irish tourism industry should not be underestimated. He added that the tourism industry supports over 3,500 jobs in Killarney and over 7,000 in the rest of Kerry. He said the hard work put in by tourism professionals in Killarney over the years is paying off and when Fáilte Ireland surveyed hundreds of domestic and international tourists, at the height of the season last August, they couldn’t speak highly enough of their experience with 97 percent saying they were very satisfied. “The national figure is 90 percent so Killarney is actually seven percent higher than the national average and that’s truly exceptional,” he said. Over 55 percent of visitors to Killarney also spend time in other parts of Kerry and towns, like Dingle, Kenmare and Tralee, and really benefit from the spin-off.

INDUSTRY CHALLENGES

The Fáilte Ireland chairman said his organisation is acutely aware what Killarney has faced in recent years and the challenges it currently faces and every support possible will be provided to help.

Mr Carty said Fáilte Ireland last year launched a destination experience and development plan for Killarney and that will see the town reach its full potential through sustainability and the development of year-round tourist attractions.

He said costs were also a big concern with energy bills, in particular, going through the roof and putting businesses under serious pressure.

Staffing was another serious problem for the industry as so much talent was lost during the pandemic.

“An awful lot of great people left our industry and they’re not coming back, so there is a great shortage,” he said, adding that Fáilte Ireland was working hard to overcome the difficulties being experienced.

Continue Reading

LOCAL ADS

Last News

Advertisement

Sport

Trending