Photos: Birds of Chicago at Kilkenny Roots Festival (In-store)

Their night shows were sold out well in advance, so the in-store was a real treat.

Birds of Chicago were another glorious highlight of the 2018 Kilkenny Roots Festival.

Between their two long-sold-out shows in Cleere’s Theatre, the band popped into Rollercoaster Records for an in-store appearance.

Birds of Chicago. Photo: Ian McDonnell/Mc Gig Photography
Birds of Chicago. Photo: Ian McDonnell/Mc Gig Photography
Birds of Chicago. Photo: Ian McDonnell/Mc Gig Photography
Birds of Chicago. Photo: Ian McDonnell/Mc Gig Photography

The husband and wife led band released the new album Love In Wartime just in time for this year’s festival.

Birds of Chicago began in 2012 when Nero started writing for his vocal star-muse, Russell. Both were accomplished singer/songwriters with projects of their own, Nero with JT and the Clouds and Russell with the acclaimed Canadian roots outfit Po’ Girl (previous Roots festival guests), but together there was an unmistakable chemistry. A cross border band was born.

Birds of Chicago. Photo: Ian McDonnell/Mc Gig Photography
Birds of Chicago. Photo: Ian McDonnell/Mc Gig Photography
Birds of Chicago. Photo: Ian McDonnell/Mc Gig Photography
Birds of Chicago. Photo: Ian McDonnell/Mc Gig Photography
Birds of Chicago. Photo: Ian McDonnell/Mc Gig Photography
Birds of Chicago. Photo: Ian McDonnell/Mc Gig Photography
Birds of Chicago. Photo: Ian McDonnell/Mc Gig Photography
Birds of Chicago. Photo: Ian McDonnell/Mc Gig Photography
Birds of Chicago. Photo: Ian McDonnell/Mc Gig Photography
Birds of Chicago. Photo: Ian McDonnell/Mc Gig Photography
Birds of Chicago. Photo: Ian McDonnell/Mc Gig Photography
Birds of Chicago. Photo: Ian McDonnell/Mc Gig Photography

Listen: Love In Wartime

Ian McDonnell is a music and gig photographer based in Kilkenny, Ireland. You can find Mc Gig Photography on Facebook here where recent projects include Delorentos, Darlingside, Birds of Chicago, Villiers and The Villains, Malojian, The Stunning, Shane Joyce, and more.

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The one who kicked off KilkennyMusic.com back in the heady days of 2005. Now a radio head at KCLR, award-winning podcaster, producer, food blogger at Ken On Food, music nerd and everything else in between.

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