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Keith Harkin is well known in Ireland and the UK for his distinctive alt-folk/pop and alt-country sound, is better known to US

audiences as a member of Celtic Thunder – in fact the only member to have his original موسیقی included on the sm

ash hit show. A seasoned musician, who has been gigging with his own material since he was a teenager, Keith has just recorded his own album which will be out سے طرف کی the end of march! Keith also has his own موسیقی Label “Busty موسیقی LTD,” this is the label both he and his sister will be released on this year.

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"Hello to all,"

"I hope that آپ have all settled into the New سال as swimmingly as i have, the surf really wasn't much to talk about from the time i got home, but the New سال has had مزید than enough tasty swells for myself and my mates to freeze our wee toe's off in!!!"

"Its good to be home, it always takes at least a ماہ i've now found to get your head back into normal life after touring, its just a different world when your on the road! As some of آپ already know i have created a studio @ ہوم now so thats been keeping me pretty busy, also i've been writing loads again and been writing...
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Well to start id just like to say if the blog about the radio interview is still at the bottom of the screen its because i cant get rid of it and it wont go away!.... if it is on the other hand and is away.... HAPPYDAYS!

The new دکھائیں just got released and I hope آپ are all enjoying it and the new tracks, I only heard them today myself, and they sound great.... well done to all the lads on a great job!

I've been getting up to loads the past week یا so... painting, soldering, surfing, changing windscreens on 38 سال old VW bugs, ripping up carpets and writing a few songs in between too!

Came up...
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Here are some جوابات to the سوالات you've asked Keith in here over the past couple months, answered سے طرف کی Keith.

1. Just wondering what is your پسندیدہ movie of all time??? Jaws یا the Goonies all surf DVDS

2. Do آپ rock a certain brand wetsuit? Ripcurl

3. What is your inspiration? Peoples reactions.

4. ارے Keith, I know آپ کہا pixie was actually your sister's dog, but is there anyway we could see a pic? i'll see what i can doo...

5. So, Keith, I have seen a few pics of آپ at Starbucks. What do آپ order when آپ go there? Same thing every time یا do آپ change it up? change it up .. spice...
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51. How old were آپ when آپ surfed for the very first time??? 16 یا so


52. What 2 things do آپ like most about touring? meeting loads of nice new people


53. Keith, how many of those 400 kids that آپ are going to have will آپ sign to Busty Music? 400 of them


54. Did آپ ever play the bagpipes? یا مککا, عجیب الخلقت them? yes and yes


55. Did آپ Ever think of being cloned? all the time


56. What is your پسندیدہ reaction آپ have received from someone in the audience? tears and fainting usually get me


57. Do آپ usually stay in a hotel after آپ perform, یا spend the night on the road? یا does it depend how...
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24. Did آپ guys rag Damian for being the only one to wear his converse on QVC? nope

25. Did آپ suggest to Phil Coulter that آپ do HOD & Wichita Lineman? yup


26. Do آپ have anymore songs that you've written & discussed with Phil putting موسیقی with such as آپ did with Lauren & I for CT? you never know


26. We know about your گٹار and surboard collection. Are there any little things that آپ collect? I like a good hat I suppose


27. Do آپ have a پسندیدہ wine? cotes de rhon{think that’s how its spelt}


28. آپ have mentioned being impressed meeting the Obama's. What impressed you...
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I found a Hobnobs recipe on-line, and after a few changes to the recipe (we don't do grams very well in the US..) I tried it out last night. They're a hit!! Hobnobs are fantastically delicious cookies! The recipe I found states that it's a pretty accurate 'copycat' version of the classic British biscuit. Here's the recipe:

240g self-raising flour (about 2 cups)
240g sugar (1 1/2 cups to 1 1/2 cups)
240g دلیہ, پورچ oats (about 3 cups) -- I used Quaker oatmeal
240g margarine (1 1/4 cup) -- I used مکھن - no margarine in my refrigerator!
1 Tbsp golden syrup (you can order it on-line... I used light...
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ارے all - Keith answered another round of سوالات for everyone!! Here they are! Enjoy.

1. Have u seen the movie Sufer Dude? its really funny nope

2. What is your fav Type of gum? strawberry

3. Do u like Cats? dont mind them, i used to have lots when i was younger.

4. Of all the places in the world that آپ haven't seen yet, which city یا country would آپ most like visit, and why? Mexico...WAVES

5. Does your car have a name? no.....give me a few options?

6. Keith - آپ know I just have to ask... what's your پسندیدہ poem? dont have one

7. Of your own stuff, do آپ have a پسندیدہ song یا lyric?...
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posted by Ryanne81
Artist: Keith Harkin
Song: The Island



They say the skies of Lebanon are burning
Those mighty cedars bleeding in the heat
They're دکھانا pictures on the television
Women and children dying in the street
And we're still at it in our own place
Still trying to reach the future through the past
Still trying to carve tomorrow from a tombstone

But hey, don't listen to me
This wasn't meant to be no sad song
We've heard too much of that before
Right now I only want to be with you
Till the mornin' dew comes fallin'

And I want to take آپ to the island
Trace your footprints in the sand
And in the evening when the sun...
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posted by Ryanne81
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Well folks, hope your all doing well and behaving yourselves. Well its like 2 in the morning and i'm on the bus on route to our اگلے theater which is the "Mahaffey Theater" in sunny sunny Florida. I love the SUN! 3 مزید shows and then we have a دن off in Nashville, and i cant wait... i've never never been there before. I bought an old arch سب, سب سے اوپر گٹار in the same pawn دکان i bought my Lentin in S.Carolina a few days ago. $55...BARGIN.... gonna get a nice pickup for it and treat it to a few other things it will be sounding savage سے طرف کی the time its done!
The shows to تاریخ have been going really...
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1. Whenever آپ get married, and have kids...do آپ think آپ might sing to them? And, about how many kids do آپ think آپ would want? 400 kids, and i'll sing to them all!

2. Do آپ guys play cards on the tour buses to help pass the time? nope

3. آپ like a good سٹیک .... what is your fav dessert? Love good steaks, medium rare sirloin, sorbet

4. As I'm sure your granny makes آپ رات کے کھانے, شام کا کھانا when آپ are home, what's your پسندیدہ thing she makes for you? Stew

5. Who decides who is going to be in the Meet & Greets? Is it just whoever feels like it that night-or do آپ all rotate? And do آپ take...
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1. Crazy glue? یا duct tape? duct tape

2. What is your پسندیدہ prank that آپ have pulled on someone? i call people up and tell them they owe me lots of money

3. I enjoyed listennig to your گٹار tour of sorts....no Martins??? yeah i just dont know what one to get

4. you've answered so many of our questions.... I think we're all pretty good sports, so... Is there any سوال you'd like to ask us? nope

5. Ultimate dream surfboard. What's the design look like? Bonzer

6. آپ play the گٹار and piano. Are there any new instruments آپ would like to learn to play? the trumpet

7. I see آپ like steak...
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posted by Ryanne81
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From Granny Peg....

I wish to send my thanks and appreciation for the beautiful blanket I received. I am overwhelmed with your generosity and kindness and the many hours of hard work put into it. It has taken pride of place in my home. I really love it. Also thanks to all the people for the lovely gifts and good wishes, and for the great support آپ gave my darling grandson Keith and the sweetest grand-daughter Rebecca. May I wish آپ and yours all the peace and happiness in this New Year.
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back
And may god hold in the palm of his hand
An Irish blessing to all the lovely America and Canadian people
God Bless

From: Keith and Rebecca's Mum and Dad ...

We would like to thank آپ for the lovely gifts and kind wishes which we received and take this opportunity to wish آپ all a very peaceful and happy New Year. We are so grateful for the encouraging support آپ continue to give Keith and Rebecca.
Thank آپ so much
God Bless
posted by musikluver94
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The Homes Of Donegal
(Sean Mc Bride/ arranged Paul Brady)

I've just dropped in to see آپ all
I'll only stay awhile
I want to hear how you're getting on
I want to hear آپ smile
I'm happy to be back again
And greet آپ big and small
For there's no place on earth just like
The homes of Donegal

I long to see your smiling children
Standing سے طرف کی the door
The kettle boiling on the hearth
As I walk up the floor
And then to see a welcome free
For travellers one and all
For your hearts are like your mountains
In the homes of Donegal

I'd like to stay along with آپ
And while away the night
With fairy...
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Hi everyone,
Sitting on the train here after having a nice دکھائیں and good sushi in St.Louis, and on my way to Kansas I thought I’d write another blog for آپ guys!!!

Soooo Glasgowbury 2010 eh?!?!? For all of آپ who could make it, I hope آپ had a BLAST, (I know I did) and thanks for coming and دکھانا your support… it was the most fun ive had playing at a ٹمٹم, gig, لٹو in a long time and fair play to the band, the boys played a blinder considering some of them only had a دن to learn the songs!!! And not forgetting the beautifull Rebecca harkin…you played a blinder too on those shakers!!!! All I...
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Still in progress, but here's the first bit!


Transcript: 29 December, 2009

BBC Radio Foyle with Mark Patterson

Mark: And so, folks, to our People in پروفائل where all week here on the program for the سیکنڈ گھنٹہ I’m just taking time to talk to a local person who’s made their mark in one way یا another. Today, a surfer, singer, songwriter who started out with an acoustic guitar, as I remember it, at the local bar scene. He made his mark, and he then took the plunge and joined Phil Coulter’s Celtic Thunder tour of America. That decision has led to three Billboard chart world موسیقی number one...
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posted by Ryanne81
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Ok a friend a گیا کیا پوسٹ this little diddy on Keith and Neil when she was watching their PBS promo--


Anyhoo..Keith and Neil were on the MPT PBS دکھائیں tonight.

Meet and Greets are gone! Had to add a سیکنڈ number again tonight!

They were adorable and funny. They کہا that the fall دکھائیں will have two parts. The first part will be ALL Irish music. The سیکنڈ part will be IE.

Neil says "you know" alot.

They took سوالات from the callers...the usual...but then they asked Keith to tell something about Neil that no one knows. He کہا "He wears گلابی underware and paints his toenails red"
Then Neil کہا that...
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posted by Ryanne81
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 St. Louis, Missouri
St. Louis, Missouri
BLOG "New Wheels" 23/10/09


"yo yo"

"What's the Craic with everyone?"


"Today I'm in Indiana and the sun is shining so all isn't bad! We done our 1st ever matinee and it was great fun, also the venue was class "the fabulous لومڑی Theater" in Detroit, (some pixs up on myspace if آپ want a look!) it was the سیکنڈ time we played there, so it was nice to be asked back!"

"I got a new set of Wheels in the mall of America earlier in the week, i actually just got the same board as i had before only i now have one in America to keep on tour and one to enjoy at ہوم for when ever it is dry (not that often)."...
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posted by Ryanne81
Keith, describe............

In the studio

Favorite colour? ..the sea.

Your best دن to date? ..my first ever paid gig.

Favorite surf? ...Donegal (but can't say where exactly!!)

Worst nightmare? ...thinking I was an undertaker, and monsters trying to steal all the bodies!!

Perfect girl? ...she's gotta be good craic and enjoy music, after all.. موسیقی is the spice of life! ;)

Perfect guy? ...he's gotta have a good moustache.. It's hard to beat a nice trimmed moustache!

Best گینیز, گینز in your hometown Derry? ...a wet one!

Family? ...I wouldn't be where I am today if it weren't for my family, they keep me...
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Here it goes again eh?!?!
Well im back on the road and it the sun is shining, so all isnt bad! After the promo trip Ryan and I done at the start of the month, I had 1 week of to sort my life out before I left and it just wasn’t enough time….ive left everything behind me and I have packed the most ridiculous pile of C**P that I possibly could have but sure hi….. “Rock n Roll!”

Only good thing is I have a week to chill out and have a few laughs before the real hard work starts to begin!!! So I had a دن of in NY and now im heading to philly for a few days, so im looking for ward to that…....
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