As far as folk singers go, this man is the salt.
“Paul McKenna is a gifted song writer”Folk Radio UK
The result is a generation of young songwriters blending traditional music with contemporary concerns for what is to come. Paul McKenna is at the forefront of this burgeoning genre; a master folk guitarist his empathy for Scotland and conviction for the characters, is spot on in every lyric.
Alumni at some of the worlds finest festivals (Edmonton Folk Fest, Tonder, Cambridge Folk Fest), he has toured the UK, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Denmark, Australia, Canada and the USA extensively since 2006. In rotation on BBC Radio Scotland and BBC Radio 2 and with performances on BBC Alba and STV he has enjoyed wide acceptance in his native UK.
“Paul’s vehement vocal is strikingly distinctive and intense”fRoots Magazine
Named Scots Singer of the Year in 2012 at The Scots Traditional Music Awards, Paul’s accolades continue to elevate him and his 4 albums blocked with well crafted tales of a people who centuries later are still seeking freedom.