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“...an attractive brand of Celtic folk with clear clean vocals and a way with harmony.”
- Irish Music Magazine
"There is a crisp simplicity to their songs that is anything but basic—indeed—that’s a difficult presentation to master and do it so well."
- Irish & Celtic Music Podcast
"Celebrating the Irish spirit and making it their own."
- Virginia Living
Josh and Julie Kinn weave bouzouki, bodhran, and smooth vocal harmonies in their Celtic folk music from the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Since forming Kinnfolk in late 2018, the pair have played at festivals and listening rooms throughout Virginia and beyond. They released their self-titled debut album on March 7, 2020 (just one week before COVID-19 shut the state down) and a second album, The Knotted Circle, on October 14, 2022. As their notoriety has expanded worldwide, their music has been featured on podcasts and radio programs across the globe. In 2023, the duo was selected as Robinson Emerging Artist by a jury of industry professionals and a public vote, receiving an invitation to perform at the 31st annual Goderich Celtic Roots Festival in Ontario, Canada.
In 2022, Kinnfolk received a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts and the City of Roanoke to create a body of work exploring the history, geography, and folk legends of their town. The resulting project, Star Above the Mountain, will be debuted to a live audience on June 30, 2023.
“...an attractive brand of Celtic folk with clear clean vocals and a way with harmony.” - Irish Music Magazine
“Celebrating the Irish spirit and making it their own.” - Virginia Living
“‘The Knotted Circle’ is a really fun listen, even if you (like me) aren’t really experienced with a lot of Celtic music. The Kinns play and sing great together, and they nail it on the recordings.” - The Roanoke Times
“Musical duo finds community, love through Celtic music.” - WDBJ7
"The musical accompaniment is kept simple—bodhran and bouzouki, but there’s nothing more needed here. Celtic folk is their genre and they do it beautifully. There is a crisp simplicity to their songs that is anything but basic—indeed—that’s a difficult presentation to master and do it so well." - Irish & Celtic Music Podcast
"This husband and wife duo of Josh & Julie Kinn may be from the mountains of Virginia, but their music is a dead-ringer for authentic traditional Celtic folk music, with a subtle contemporary seasoning." - Music Connection Magazine
Josh & Julie Kinn