The Sunflower continues with the latest in its weekly singing sessions. The session welcomes performers from the floor – accompanied or unaccompanied – as well as featuring a special guest. This week’s guest is Kevin Elam.
Based in Washington DC, Kevin Elam is a multi-instrumentalist and 2019 All-Ireland Champion in Men’s Singing. Although he boasts a strong background in classical piano and a degree in Jazz studies, Kevin is rooted in Irish traditional music. In addition to playing the tin whistle, guitar, mandolin and banjo, Kevin has also honed his skills as a singer and interpreter of Irish traditional song, cultivating a significant repertoire of ballads. His success at the 2019 Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, held in Drogheda made him the second American winner in the history of the competition.