FolkWorld Review

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The song cycle album is a concept that has caught on well, offering many fine albums since the days where the ‘rock opera’ helped burgeon in full album concepts. Kevin O’Donnell has done this style proud with a lovely Irish folk affair documenting multiple generations of Irish immigrants in Illinois. This is all historical fiction, […]

Piping It In – May 2013

This month witnesses the release of what has to be considered the most ambitious CD in recent memory. The CD is called “Deep is the Well” and it comes to us from Kevin O’Donnell, an artist we have unfortunately not heard much from in recent years. Kevin was the lead singer of the Irish American […]

TradConnect Review

  Following a number of recent concept or themed albums we have this much anticipated release from Kevin O’ Donnell called Deep is the Well. Kevin has been on a 15 year hiatus from music and has spent the intervening time acting in various stage shows as well as following his passion for writing. A […]

Long awaited Return of Singer-Songwriter Kevin O’Donnell well-worth the wait

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  There are many remarkable pieces in Deep is the Well. I’ve long been a fan of Kevin O’Donnell and that remarkable voice; it stands with the great balladeers like Foster & Allen, Tommy Makem, Rex Allen – storytellers first, whose voice is unmistakable and timeless. The photography is as vibrant and telling, the accompanying […]

Celtic Music Fan Reviews Deep is the Well

  There are recordings that accomplish the purpose of entertaining. There are those that serve to tell. Deep is the Well by Kevin O’Donnell accomplishes both of these aspects. The album reads like a biographical book as it explores the lives of Irish immigrants to the United States. Those who are fascinated by Irish history […]