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Friday, 25 August 2017
Michael...I'm sure you're in a beautiful place where the really good folk go... maybe you're entertaining with your gorgeous voice and extraordinary music. Your songs are being sung by me and others here in Ireland. I played "Turn the Boat" for Christie Moore's sister Anne Rynne and she learned it and sings it now too. EVERY time I sing one of your songs (in a Singing Circle or gathering), I tell the folks your name and a little bit about you and so you live on. You are in your daughter, you are in your music and in the memories of those lucky enough to count you as friend. Lucky lucky me. DX
Friday, 18 August 2017
And so, another year has passed...four now, and you are always with us Michael...always will be. Miss you dear friend.
Friday, 19 August 2016
Michael, we do miss you greatly. We are thinking today, also, of your loved ones and sending our prayers and warmest thoughts to them all.
Saturday, 18 June 2016
I am sitting here listening to Hearth for only the second time having found Michael's work very recently. I am so grateful to have found this remarkable artist and soul. His legacy will live on for generations and bring hope and inspiration to many. Thank you to his family for sharing him with us. Ath-thruas; I hope our humble gratitude brings some comfort in your loss. Michael's music is medicine for the soul.
Wednesday, 19 August 2015
Two years and we're still having trouble believing it!

Michael, although it has been two years now, and great memories abound, we still miss your gentle presence.

It is great that you and your music continue to be heard with many musicians recording and performing your songs, and radio presenters playing your recordings.

The posthumous release of the double CD "Hearth", and its launch, with Shane Howard, Carl Pannuzzo, Chris While and others, at the NFF at Easter this year, only added another beautiful and poignant reminder that you and your work will be with us always.

As Shane Howard said in a poem he wrote for Michael, called "Poet~For Michael Kennedy":
"Though we are all the poorer for your passing
We are so deeply enriched by the genius & creation you left
To carry us with grace and soul intact
From cradle to grave"

Thank you Michael for that.

Warmest regards to Carla and Ailish, Mary, Carmel and Kathryn. Our hearts and thoughts are with you.

PS: you can read Shane's Poem for Michael at
www.michaelkennedy.com.au
Friday, 14 August 2015
I smile when I think of Michael Kennedy. I feel invigorated and challenged by his words. His music sings to my heart and lifts my spirits. The sounds of 'Hearth' have been in the 6 stacker since the 2015 National Folk Festival. It is simply brilliant, from the intimate live Scarlet Robin to Carl's gutsy 'Til the fire comes'. Hearth has such instrumental and vocal presence. The welcoming, hopeful 'Morning (dawn)' shows Michael's soul and the sweet, haunting harmonies of 'Lay Fallow' are sung with the love and reverence that the song commands. Thanks Wayne and Helen for this opportunity to write. Love to Michael's family. We miss you.
Friday, 10 April 2015
Lovely memories of days spent in Michael's (Mr. Kennedy's) Drama classes at Sacred Heart College, Ballarat. I feel blessed to have been taught by this remarkable man. The last time I caught up with Michael was in 2007 at the Yackandandah Folk Festival...I hadn't seen him since leaving Sacred Heart in 1990. I was delighted that he remembered me & we enjoyed a lovely conversation about old school days! Love to Carla & Ailish xoxo
Monday, 6 April 2015
A beautiful tribute to Michael and his songs at the National Folk Festival on 3 April 2015.
Sunday, 5 April 2015
Michael was humility and grace all bound up in one very beautiful soul. Our world is a little dimmer for having lost him. My thoughts and prayers are with his partner, daughter and extended family. We were all truly blessed for having known him.
Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Envoi
You are showing me, friend,
other ways to be, and listen well;
other angles on this, our common life.

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