Captain Kennedy release a ‘worthy’ single

1 06 2010

**As originally published on – June 2010**

Captain Kennedy are a 7-piece indie-folk band from County Armagh who’ve been slowly building a name for themselves over the last few years, having released EPs and shared stages with the likes of Mumford and Sons, Foy Vance and Laura Marling to name a few. They’re gearing up for the release of their forthcoming album, See You When I See You, with the release of the single, No Friend Of Mine, but this single is as important for a little boy called Brian Kerr as it is for Captain Kennedy.

Brian is suffering from a terminal illness called Fanconi’s Anaemia, and it’s his wish to go to Florida with his family to ride the big roller-coasters. The Brian Kerr Wish Fund has been set up to make his wish happen. This cause is one close to the heart of Captain Kennedy as Brian’s cousins Stephen and Laura are members of the group, and as a result, all the proceeds from the sale of their single will be donated to the Brian Kerr Wish Fund.

The single itself is a catchy, retro piece of laid-back, emotive Irish folk with melancholic vocals and a simple but engaging melody; it’s a perfect song to kick back in your rockin’ chair in front of a blazin’ fire with your pipe and slippers. And maybe a nice bowl of stew. It’s heart-warming yet wistful; the soundtrack to a dreamy Ireland of days gone by.

So it’s not just a worthy cause but a great song too, so do your good deed for the day, pop along to Bandcamp and do your bit.

For more information on The Brian Kerr Wish Fund (including other ways of donating), visit the Facebook group:



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