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SONGS TO THE OCEAN


An evening of music inspired by the majesty of the sea in St Matthew's Church, Templebreedy, Crosshaven, Saturday August 26th at 8PM.


Cork Singer/ songwriters Billy Kennedy, and Jessie Kennedy have come together with Susan McManamon, piano and vocals, and Sam O Sullivan, percussion to create an evening of music and song inspired by the majesty of the sea. They will perform both original songs, and a selection of songs from their favourite artists at the unique top-of-the-hill setting of the historic landmark Tempeall Bhríde (St Matthew’s Church, Templebreedy).


St. Matthew’s Church, Templebreedy would have been the last landmark off the Irish Coast many of our ancestors saw before they landed in the USA and so is a fitting venue for songs of emigration and exploration.

Billy Kennedy


Jessie Kennedy is an Irish vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and writer from West Cork. She has released four studio albums to date, including the acclaimed “The Carbery Songs”. Jessie has performed and collaborated with artists including Donovan, Interference, James McVinnie, Patsy Puttnam, Glen Hansard, Jeremy Irons, Richie Buckley and Nigel Kennedy. She has headlined venues such as The National Concert Hall, Dublin, Cork Opera House, St. Andrews in London, St. Barrahanes Classical Music Festival.


Billy Kennedy is a singer songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist from Cork City. He has released four singles since 2021 including ‘Giants’ and ‘Sea Creatures’ which was included on the RTE1 Recommends playlist. ‘Angels on Patrick St’ was recorded and performed with the Crosshaven Community Choir with a video highlighting the stunning atmosphere of Crosshaven village.

Tickets for the event are priced €28 and are on sale at CENTRA, Crosshaven, or Eventbrite at the following link:



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