Inspired by traditional Celtic music, Kevin Roach performs traditional and original instrumentals on guitar, tenor banjo, mandolin, bouzouki and fiddle. He regularly appears at pubs and concerts in and around Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and can always be found wherever there's a pint and a good session. Kevin's CD, The Downpour, is a richly-layered solo recording featuring tunes and sets arranged by Kevin from the traditional Celtic repertoire as well as some newly composed dance tunes and intricate guitar instrumentals. More . . .
" . . . a versatile musician who has played country, rock, bluegrass and other musical styles. He is probably best known for his love of traditional celtic music, especially Irish dance music." -- John Ferguson.
New venue! Kevin plays St. Patrick's Day, 2015, at the Lion's Head in Halifax, with Jimmy Sweeney.
Kevin was part of Halifax's 2013 Jazz Festival! His group, Grassabillys, jazzed at Rockbottom Brewpub.
He can also be found in Bluegrass mode at various venues, including Bearly's, Halifax, NS, as the Grassabillys.
For up-to-date dates, and other venues, check in with Facebook.
Traditional Music Sessions
You can find Kevin rain and shine at the weekly Sunday Set Dance Session: Old Triangle Pub, 5136 Prince Street, Halifax NS, Sundays, 2-5 pm.
Traditional Irish music for Irish Set Dancing, followed by songs and tunes. Players welcome.