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Now Playing-- "The Red Branch"  ©   Pipes & track by Kevin McAlea  

Kevin McAlea has toured / recorded with Kate Bush, Kirsty MacColl, Clannad , Seal , Roy Harper , Pino Danielle , Enya , Polystyrene, Richard O'Brien , Dr Feelgood, Bees Make Honey, Barbara Dixon , Barclay James Harvest , Kim Wilde and others. He played keyboards on the first Kate Bush tour in 1979 and again in 2014 on the "Before the Dawn" series of concerts  at the Hammersmith Apollo in London.  In 2015 he  toured with David Gilmour in Europe, Brazil, Argentina and Chile and 5 concerts at the Royal Albert Hall in London. 2016 included New York  concerts in Madison Square Garden and Radio City. In LA ,The Hollywood Bowl and the Forum plus Chicago and Toronto. Then five concerts at the Royal Albert Hall in September 2016. He wrote the lyrics for Nena's 99 Red Balloons . He recorded the Celtic Orbis sessions and plays Keyboards , Uilleann Pipes , whistles, guitars and Irish bouzouki.

.Kevin McAlea, Black  Mountain,Co.Antrim,1961Kevin McAlea, Dublin 1986The background is a detail from a photo I took in about 2000. It is from a stained glass window in Rouen cathedral.