Fintan McKahey is a young Irish singer- songwriter. His percussive style of guitar resonates with the mystic pulse of West Cork.
The past two years have been spent writing, recording and developing a different sound; immersed in the creation of ‘God Games’. Additionally, Fintan has been exploring collaborations with several artists from the different disciplines of film, photography and dance. A project with Cork producer Tone, resulted in their song ‘Roimh’ receiving several weeks of airplay on Corks Red FM. He has also enjoyed playing support for Roisin O, Leo Stannard and most recently, The 4 Of Us, Live at St. Lukes over the Cork Jazz weekend. Several shows are planned to showcase the new work, alongside a crowdfunding campaign, to encourage pre-orders of the next EP.
Fintan is the son of an Irish drummer (Stump) and British actress. Travels through Thailand, the Masai Mara in Africa and studies with Laika shamans in the Sacred Valley, Peru, have influenced his songs. A multi disciplinary artist, he continues to work as a performer in Ireland, having trained as a classical actor at Kinsale’s amphitheatre.
A year in London furthered his experience of music production, while hip hop and down tempo electronic music permeates his more recent work. Fintan launched his debut EP ‘Two Lifetimes Late’ at DeBarras Folk Club, Clonakilty, in 2016, followed by a successful Irish summer tour. Next up, he’s bringing you ‘God Games’….