Kevin Corbett is a much sought after guitarist from Newport, Co. Mayo. He took up the guitar at 16 citing the classic rock players of the 70’s and early blues players as major influences before a chance encounter led him down the road of traditional Irish acoustic accompaniment.
Shortly after making this transition, Kevin toured extensively, working as a freelance session musician for many productions such as world renowned dance show Ragús, as well as musicals and theatrical performances. He has shared the stage with some of the top musicians in the country, including Michael McGoldrick, Matt Molloy and Seamus Begley among others. He began performing with Niamh Ní Charra in 2015 and is a core member of the group. He is also a member of the immensely popular Irish Trad band for children Speks and is somewhat of a rock-star among five-year-olds! In addition, he has taught at various festivals both home and abroad, and performs regularly on Irish television and radio.
Apart from his Guitar work, Kevin is also hugely in demand as a professional Graphic Designer. Currently the in-house designer for William Fry, he also has his own business KCorbett Design, and has designed numerous album covers for Irish Traditional musicians including David Doocey, Caroline Keane, Daithí Gormley and others. His cover design for David Doocey’s album “Changing Time” was awarded number one by Trad Connect, in their annual album designs of the year.
Enrichment Class – American Influences in the Accompaniment of Irish Music