Kyle Alden House Concert with Rob Shaw

Friday, January 25, 2019

Hillside House

Kyle Alden

San Francisco-based singer/songwriter Kyle Alden performs at the Hillside House Concert series with Texas singer/songwriter Rob Shaw.

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About Kyle Alden

Award-winning singer/songwriter and folk musician Kyle Alden has appeared on stages throughout California, the Pacific Northwest, New York and Ireland. Kyle draws material from the American, Irish and British folk traditions, original folk music settings of poetry as well as original songs. He is recognized for his songs based on the poems of the great Irish poet W.B. Yeats.

Kyle supported Irish musical legend Paul Brady on a recent West coast tour, playing the Napa Opera House and Berkeley’s Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse. Recognized for his Irish traditional guitar accompaniment, Kyle has supported many top players in concert, including Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin Tommy Peoples, Paddy Keenan, Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Liz Carroll, Athena Tergis, Andrew McNamara, Tony Demarco, Randal Bays and Ann Kirrane, among others.

His third CD--Songs From Yeats’ Bee-Loud Glade--a collection of thirteen original folk songs inspired by poems of W. B. Yeats —received world-wide radio airplay and was on three “Best of 2011” lists among folk music DJs. As the 2012 grand prize winner of the Y-Tunes Song Contest for his settings of W.B. Yeats' poetry, Kyle was honored to perform at the Hawks Well Theater in Sligo, Ireland in the summer of 2013. In March 2015 he was a featured performer at Symphony Space on Broadway in New York, performing a selection of the Yeats songs with a band that included Mick Moloney and Athena Tergis.

Recordings include Hello Again Kind Stranger (2008), Tangletown (2008), Songs From Yeats’ Bee-Loud Glade (2011), Down In The West, Volume 1 (2013) and Down In the West, Volume 2 (2017).

  • “Kyle Alden's melodies and performance rank with the most-pleasing-to-hear of any settings of W.B. Yeats I've heard. Excellent work!”--Andrew McGowan, president, W.B. Yeats Society of NY.
  • "A great album--one of the best of 2011." ~John Weingart, Music You Can't Hear On The Radio, Princeton, NJ