The Influences loves Irish music

In August 2023, The Influences traveled to Kilkenny, Ireland, to film sessions during Kilkenny Arts Festival. Over the course of two weekends, I filmed eleven sessions, with acts on the festival’s line up, and other Irish musicians that I admire. On this page you’ll find all published sessions with Irish musicians, filmed in Ireland or anywhere else.

  • Rachel Grace

    Rachel Grace

    When someone like Gavin Glass suggests another local artist to film with, you simply say: ‘Yes, please’. In The Influences’ fifteen years of existence, I’ve ...
  • Mick Flannery

    Mick Flannery

    Last Summer I visited Ireland to film sessions and Mick Flannery was pretty high up on my wish list. It didn’t work out logistically then, ...
  • David Keenan

    David Keenan

    David Keenan, the songwriter from Dundalk in Ireland, is one of the most inspired and inspiring songwriters I’ve gotten to know in the past few ...
  • Niamh Regan

    Niamh Regan

    Niamh Regan is a critically acclaimed songwriter from county Galway, Ireland. Her songs are windows into her world, snapshots of the intimacy of everyday life. Regan ...
  • Conchúr White

    Conchúr White

    Conchúr White, a singer-songwriter from County Armagh in Northern Ireland, was on his way to a show in Cork on Ireland’s south coast this August, ...
  • Niamh Bury

    Niamh Bury

    The Influences went to Kilkenny, Ireland and invited local musicians to join them in the tower of the monumental Kilkenny Castle to record sessions. And ...
  • Krea

    Krea

    Karen Cowley compares releasing her first solo EP with ‘cycling a bike without stabilizers for the first time’. The Callows is her first solo work ...
  • Adrian Crowley

    Adrian Crowley

    Having listened to many of his lyrics, many times, it isn’t a surprise that talking to Irish songwriter Adrian Crowley and hearing him talk about ...
  • The Young Folk

    The Young Folk

    Early in 2015 I met The Young Folk from Dublin and filmed a session with them in Amsterdam. Later in the year we got to ...
  • The Young Folk

    The Young Folk

    The first person to introduce me to the Irish band The Young Folk was Davie Lawson, who you might know of one of his hundred ...