Blue Èlan’s own Irish troubadour, LA based Keith Harkin lands his second Billboard #1 World Music Chart debut with Nollaig, his holiday release. Nollaig, meaning Christmas in Gaelic, a festive set released November 11th on various platforms including iTunes, Amazon, etc, includes an eclectic assortment of memorable tunes set against a backdrop of pristine vocals and beautiful musical arrangements. Harkin’s informed selections feature a tender version of Joni Mitchell’s The River, alongside classics such as In The Bleak Mid Winter—Largo From Dvořák Symphony NO 9, the seasonal Irish tune, Arthur McBride and originals including Driving Home for Christmas.
Timed with Nollaig’s launch, Harkin returned to the road for a special Christmas House Concert Series. The sold-out shows hit top markets including Tampa, Atlanta, Baltimore and Philadelphia. Upcoming December cities include Denver, LA, among others. Demand for Keith’s performances drove additional shows in several markets. Additional tour information can be found on www.keithharkin.com
Keith Harkin’s Nollaig release follows fan favorite and critically acclaimed Blue Èlan debut On Mercy Street. Harkin toured extensively this summer in support of the release as part of his 2016 Ball & Chain Tour, and was featured in high profile media outlets including Access Hollywood, Fox Good Day New York, The Art of The Song, The Mulberry Lane Show, NPR’s Irish Aires, among others.
The Northern Ireland-born, LA transplant, who, with his former band Celtic Thunder, headlined sold-out tours throughout the world, selling millions of albums and appearing on multiple PBS specials and major national TV shows, continues to please crowds.. Hailed by BBC Radio/Ulster as the “Irish Jack Johnson,” Harkin revealed, “The thing I know how to do best is sing and entertain…it’s what I love most,” he commented recently.