Kavan from Cavan
Twenty five-year-old UCD student Kavan Donohoe has already accumulated a very impressive CV in traditional Irish music, and on the harp in particular.
He started playing the instrument at the tender age of seven at the Granard Harp School under Kim Fleming, before moving on to study with Michael, Fionnuala and Aonghus Rooney from Scotstown, Co Monaghan. He has also been steadily honing his skills on the uilleann pipes, tin whistle, low whistle and guitar for some time now, becoming highly proficient in each of these instruments.
He has performed on television shows such as Blas Ceoil (BBC 2), The Fleadh Cheoil (RTÉ 1) and Mass on Sunday (RTE), and has also featured on RTÉ Radio 1, RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, RTÉ 2fm, BBC Radio Ulster and Shannonside/Northern Sound — with a spot on Ryan Tubridy’s RTÉ Radio 1 being one of the highlights.
Familiar to festivals at home and across the UK and Europe, Kavan has turned heads at the Shetland Festival, the County Sessions at the Button Factory, Dublin, the Corofin Trad festival, Féile Oriel in Monaghan and the Cavan’s homegrown Nyah Festival. He has also played at festivals in France, Italy and Switzerland, and across the pond at the Catskills Irish Arts Week in upstate New York.
Kavan's Festival Schedule