is an Irish-born Australian folk-singer and songwriter.
Kenny was born in Dublin
, and migrated to Melbourne
in 1987.McFadyen, Warwick. "CD reviews". The Sunday Age
, 24 July 2005. He released his debut album, Twelve Songs
, in 1994. Though self-recorded and self-released, the album received generally solid reviews, and was described by the Sydney Morning Herald
as "the best folk album to be released in this country since Eric Bogle
's "Scraps of Paper
".Elder, Bruce. "A great talent ignored". Sydney Morning Herald
, 1 August 1994.
It was followed by Baker's Dozen
in 1996, which received similarly positive reviews.Elder, Bruce. "A dozen ways to say it". Sydney Morning Herald
, 25 March 1996.Ferguson, Ken. "Lunatic logic adds to spellbinding set". The West Australian
, 26 November 1996.McCreadie, John. . Living Tradition Magazine
. A song from that album, Rabin
, about assassinated former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin
, won the Lawson Paterson Award for Songwriting at the Port Fairy Folk Festival
.Bainbridge, Alex. . Green Left Weekly
, 19 June 1996. This was followed with a third album, Six of One
in 1998, which featured a number of covers, and was less well reviewed.Elder, Bruce. "The guide". Sydney Morning Herald
, 29 June 1998. Kenny's song The......