Fr. Kevin releases new song in memory of his mother

Fr. Kevin Fallon is a singer, songwriter and traditional musician based in Roscommon town where he serves as parish priest at the Sacred Heart Church.

Born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne to Sligo parents, Fr. Kevin developed a love of music at a very young age. His first foray into the world of music came at the Tyneside Irish Centre where learned to play the tin whistle.

‘Graduating’ to the concert flute in his teens, he also started to learn guitar. He first started to perform songs during his seminary years at St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth.

Releasing his successful first album, ‘Twice the Catch’, in 2015, Kevin combined traditional flute music with easy listening, vocal cover tracks.

His latest song, ‘Sweet Philomena’, was written by Kevin as a fitting tribute to his beloved mother, who passed away on November 4th 2013, which rather poignantly also happened to be the birthday of his late father, Sean.

Recorded by Paul Gurney at Real World Studios in Longford, ‘Sweet Philomena’ features Kevin Fallon on vocals, guitar and whistle with Paul Gurney on guitar and bass.

The song will soon be available on Spotify and further information about its release will be available in next week’s issue.