Diarmuid J Kennedy is an Irish Piano Composer. Diarmuid composes piano music described as neo-classical, contemporary classical and post-minimalist. It is the ideal choice for relaxation, meditation, mindfulness and chilling out.
An Arts Graduate of Maynooth University, Kildare, Diarmuid received a Masters Degree from Trinity College Dublin and post graduate diploma's from University College Dublin and Dublin City University. Diarmuid attended the Royal Irish Academy of Music in Dublin. In 2018, he completed his piano studies at the London Trinity College of Music.
A classically trained pianist, Diarmuid released his debut single in January 2019 The Velvet Strand. In 2019, Diarmuid performed in festivals including Anam (in Dublin's Helix Theatre), Southern Cross Day Festival, Dublin, Summer Solstice Piano Experience, World Music Day and Dublin Culture Night. On 23rd January 2020, Diarmuid performed a sold out gig in Arthurs Jazz and Blues Club in Dublin.
In 2021, Diarmuid produced a short documentary film and music score on lifelogging based on research of Europe's largest Data Research Centre Insight. The music film was officially selected for the Montreal Independent Film Festival, The Cannes International Short Film Festival and the Kerry International Film Festival in 2021.
Diarmuid's music features on national, local and international radio stations including: RTE Lyric FM, RTE2 FM, KCLR, Claremorris Community Radio, Radio Phoenix FM, RTE Radio na Gaeltachta, FlirtFM, Eagles Nest Radio, Lonely Oak Radio, Riverside Radio and Dublin City FM. Diarmuid's music is available on all main music platforms including Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Google Play/YouTube, SoundCloud, Amazon and Pandora in the USA.
Music Press Reviews
"The Piano Tide is a beautiful composition that soothes your spirit whenever you listen to it. It got traces of Erik Satie on it and a subtle elegance that takes the piece to another level. This piano solo is as charming as it can get. Give it a chance and you’ll see what I mean." The Alternative Mixtape
Song of the Day Feature - "Timber Boy is a beautifully composed piece" Into The Melody
Timber Boy is 'a relaxing morning emotive piano theme which spreads a romantic atmosphere, well performed with gentle dynamics.'* Nagamag
For Love of Chocolate "is a beautifully simple musical delight....serenading....in the prettiest of ways ....a piano delicacy" Music Dances When You Sleep blog
"Spiritualized work, full of harmony between the strength of nature and man. The perfect choice for those who don't imagine their lives without the sounds of piano and high-quality, live music. Real Neoclassical melodism" Nagamag
"Beautiful classical music from an Irish pianist whose sublime and sentimental solo compositions are graceful, touching and nostalgic, like Chopin and Sakamoto. Diarmuid’s pieces are perfect for filmmakers. At times it feels like he is playing behind a veil of raindrops on a windowpane. They are songs of love, and of loss; a wonderful would-be score to a wistful art-house film." MusicVine
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