Kevin Roach


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.


Kevin performs with country singer-songwriter Ryan Cookin a tribute to the late, great John Hartford.

Kevin is on Spotify, Music for Every Moment. This inexpensive service could be the soundtrack for your next party. Discover which of Kevin's tunes are the favourites of Spotify users.

Kevin's on iTunes! Buy the whole CD, or by the track.

Kevin's on CD Baby!

KEVIN IS AN ECMA NOMINEE! Kevin's first CD, The Downpour, was nominated for a East Coast Music Award for 2007 Instrumental Recording of the Year.

Current Performances

Kevin plays regularly at the Old Triangle Pub, Halifax, NS, and Celtic Corner, Dartmouth, NS, with Irish singer Jimmy Sweeney

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.

Check out the Nova Scotia Session for other chances for tunes.

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