Keith Harkin (born (1986-06-10)10 June 1986 in Derry, Northern Ireland) is a singer and songwriter.
Early life and influences
He started performing for the public at the age of four. By the age of 18, Harkin was an accomplished singer, songwriter, guitarist, and popular live act.
In 2005, Harkin travelled to London and recorded with a producer, and played in various venues and festivals throughout England, including the Tavistock Festival on Portobello Road. In 2006, Harkin was picked to play the lead role in Dha Theanga, an Irish program on BBC. He also rewrote and arranged all of the music. Harkin was invited to support John Martyn and David Kitt on their Irish tours. BBC Radio Ulster has referred to Harkin as the "Irish Jack Johnson".
Harkin is part of Celtic Thunder, performing in the United States, Canada and Australia. Celtic Thunder has had two #1 selling DVDs and three #1 selling albums on the World Billboard charts. He plays the guitar and piano and wrote "Lauren and I" for Celtic Thunder. Harkin has now recorded more original songs apart from Celtic Thunder; some titles include: "How I Wish", "Daisy Fields", "Vanity", "September Sessions", and "All Day Long".
Harkin's self-titled solo album was released in Canada on 4 September 2012 and in the United States on 18 September 2012. Long awaited by fans, the album reached #8 spot in Amazon.com's Pop Music Charts and #1 spot in Amazon.com's International charts two months before the release date. On the album, is a heartwarming duet with the two-time Grammy Award winner, Colbie Caillat. They cover Van Morrison's "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You" as the third track on the album.
Harkin is sponsored by McPherson Guitars.