The acoustic sound of urban folk.


Known for his soulful voice and insightful lyrics, Kirk McElhinney's music combines a rich and vibrant mosaic of acoustic guitar picking that gives him a sound that is both unique and enticing.


His concerts are always something of a one-off, mostly down to his free-spirited jamming style and his raw energy that captivates audiences everywhere he performs.


During Kirk's musical career he has supported Scottish folk legend Bert Jansch at concerts across the UK, played alongside the internationally reknowned Nitin Sawhney, been part of the band The Safires and collaborated with Manchester pianist and session musician John Ellis.


Kirk's debut album 'World Gone Blind' was launched at Manchester’s Band on the Wall in 2014 and is available on Apple Music. His forthcoming album 'You Are Not Your Past' is due out in 2019.

Debut Album - World Gone Blind

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Kirk McElhinney and John Ellis

"Superb debut album. Got to be one of the best I've listened to for some time!"

- RhythmMasterUK