Kevin Dempsey

Kevin Dempsey is a master performer on the guitar, an arranger, a singer and a top quality live entertainer.

He is one of the most sought-after musicians on the UK folk scene and beyond, and has played and recorded with many of the most famous names in acoustic and folk music: Dave Swarbrick, Joe Broughton, Chris Leslie, Peter Knight, Dando Shaft, Uiscedwr, Whippersnapper, and Mary Black.

Whether in an intimate acoustic environment, or a large festival stage where he fills the air with spellbinding music, Kevin puts his audience at ease and takes them on a varied and wonderful musical journey.

I’ve played with them all, Kev’s the best

Dave Swarbrick

Gigs and availability

Hare Music represents Kevin Dempsey’s solo work in the UK.


For Kevin Demspey and Joe Broughton shows, and other collaborations, contact him directly through his website –

  • 4/10/18 – Wrexham Folk and Acoustic Club
  • 7/10/18 – Folk-on-the Moor, The Westward Inn, Lee Mill, PL21 9EE
  • 12/10/18 – Potteries Folk Club, Foxfield Railway Station,Caverswall Rd, Blythe Bridge, ST11 9BG
  • 09/05/19 – Forest Folk, Forest of Dean.