Born in Australia but raised in Sligo, Kieran Quinn has been working as a musician ever since he realised that his hands were more suited to playing piano than trying to catch footballs on the GAA pitches of Ireland. After periods of study with selected pianists in Dublin, New Orleans, Kieran began work as a professional musician in 2005. Since then, he has worked with many leading musicians, nationally and internationally, and has entertained audiences in Dubai, the USA, Canada and across Europe.
In 2013 Kieran performed, as a member of Dublin Gospel Choir, on legendary composer Ennio Morricone’s Dublin concerts, and played the part of a 1930’s jazz pianist in Ken Loach’s 2014 feature film, Jimmy’s Hall. Kieran has also collaborated with Jane Milligan (Spike’s daughter) on bringing some of her father’s unpublished songs to life.
Kieran is also an accomplished composer and performer, and released his first album, Not Just Black and White, in 2013. The much-awaited follow-up, The Next One, released in September 2015, was accompanied by a 32-piano national tour, in which Kieran will visited a piano in each county with his entertaining show. Kieran has spent the last year working on new material, and is again touring the country this Autumn.
Kieran also operates a successful private teaching practice in Strandhill, Co. Sligo - providing innovative courses and self-styled lessons for budding musicians and artists of all ages. He considers himself very lucky to have managed to forge a career for himself in music.