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London Bound**



Headed to London in the morning to kick of the start of the promotion for “On Mercy Street.”  Sitting in a local coffee shop in Derry  bleeding their internet dry, listening to the final Master of the new album only to realize there is a bum note on one track… hahaha… back to the studio I go.  Rome wasn't built in a day.  Once thats fixed that is it! We are done and one step closer..... to the final product.  Art work is also nearly finished just a “thank you” note and were there  It looks amazing, they made me look really cool.

to the final product.  Art work is also nearly finished just a “thank you” note and were there  It looks amazing, they.....


made me look really cool.



London tomorrow night to play with the most bad ass band I've ever played with “The Lindas” they are the band that played on the record and the good people I’m playing with tomorrow night… Haven't lifted a guitar in a week, so I bette get my lugs around one tonight.

Also i’m doing an interview with the talented “Music of Ayala,” for an Irish TV program, its gonna be a good weekend!


“The Very Best of Tour” is now well and truly over.  What a whirlwind of a tour it was.  52 shows of awesomeness.  I can’t thank each and everyone of you lot enough for coming out to watch us play.  Thank you, thank you & thank you.  I’ve said it once and I’ve said it a million times without you guy’s I would never be able to do what I love doing.  Thanks for spending your precious time and hard earned money with me on the road, on music, my shows and at www.HarkinHeadquarters.com  It truly is appreciated.

Even though the tour was amazing I’d be lying if I was to say I wasn't excited to come home… It was a long stint for me… I Was basically on the go for 9 moths straight.  A bit burnt out to say the least! But all good now, getting rejuvenated and ready to rock the socks off “On Mercy Street” in the fall.  Home is awesome! it hasn't stopped raining at all haha.  It’s so good to be home though… Ive been out in my camper van, done some fishing, some hiking, waterfalls, Guinness, making soap with my Mom & Dad in their www.shivonsoap.com shack and plenty of Ireland.  There is no place like home.








   Also just got booked for the Rocky Mountain Irish festival in Estes park, Colorado!! Myself and Barry Kerr are busting to play and some more good news Rebecca Harkin is also playing solo at the festival too, there may be a few guest appearances here and there ;) !!!

  Check it out:  http://rockymountainirishfestival.com


Since we’ve been in Ireland too I have tonnes of new Irish ideas for the website www.harkinheadquarters.com you are gonna love it… what would you guys like us to stock  on the Irish section of HHQ???  Also some new final offers on the website have a look see. ;)


**********“On Mercy Street Tour” ******

We have started booking shows for the tour!!!!  It will start out in LA on the 31st Sept and then onward till Dec 22nd.  Give or take a day or 2… Keep your eyes peeled for dates


Kick starter campaign that I talked about in a previous blog is almost ready… I’m gonna need you guys more than I've ever needed before. x



Right I gotta run… gonna meet the wee sister for a meeting about her new album too!!! Its all go here in Derry this morning… Coffee number 3 on the way.





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    Treena Leman Saka Wednesday, 06 May 2015

    So glad you and Kelsey are having a great time in Ireland. Good luck in London. Can't wait till August comes. I'm going to try my best to come to your show if you come to Houston.

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    nancy blair Halliwill Wednesday, 06 May 2015

    Im so happy for your success with uour career and personal life. Please take a short vacation with no work.

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    michelle Wednesday, 06 May 2015

    hope you have fun and say hi to everyone for me Keith please thank you

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    mimiBooher Thursday, 07 May 2015

    Keith thank you so much for sharing you life. Ever since I first say you all I have prayed over you all. Then when you had the heart scare in Baltimore I stepped up my prayers for you. I have arrhythmia and a slightly enlarged heart (I say it's so I,can love more) anyways I pray for you every day that God will heal you completely. It is so nice to be able to see you relaxing and spending time with your family. I wished I lived close to Estes Park so I could see you and you sister perform together. You are an inspiration to me and I hope someday we can meet again. I met you at the VIP in Orlando in February 2015 (lady with 2 broken arms from falling while walking to seven drunken nights). I pray healing and abundant blessing over you. Love your loyal fan, Mimi

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    Barbara Martorana Thursday, 07 May 2015

    Keith wish you many blessings on the next phrase of your life!!!!! I pray that you and your sister really make it to the top so we can watch the both of you getting awards for your music !!!! Thank you both for sharing your life with us !!!!! Be safe Be healthy and kick ass !!!!!

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    Sharon Riddle Thursday, 07 May 2015

    Hoping your trip to London is successful and everything goes well on your gig with the band. Can't wait for your dates. Busty Music Records for On Mercy Street and Rebecca's new album as well. So proud of you. Will be there to support you any way I can.

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    Deb Pevlin Thursday, 07 May 2015

    Glad you made it back to Ireland, you sound so happy to be home, though it doesn't seem you are getting much rest, lol. Guess you'll "get your rest in another life time", your feet are "running a million miles ahead of you" ;) Looking forward to the Irish section of HHQ. I'm sure you will come up with some unique things for us. "On Mercy Street" should be fantastic, really looking forward to it's release. Enjoy the rest of your time in Ireland!

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    Miriam Thurrott Thursday, 07 May 2015

    You asked what should you sell @ HH. I have a great idea. I think you should make a book from the pictures you take around Ireland and a few on tour. You could use some song lyrics, some Irish poems and some personal comments from you. You have a super eye for photography and the matching prose would be fantastic. You could also sell them on your tours. What do you think of my idea?

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    Kathy Lomas Beck Thursday, 07 May 2015

    Here's an idea that YOU will have to create! How about some FAKE TATTOOS? For those of us who would never do the real thing... You could design them yourself, and I'm thinking the first one should have an anchor it it somewhere. What do you think? Nice colorful ones, perhaps your initials, celtic knots, and maybe one that says, "On Mercy Street!" How cool would it be to see all your fans sporting your tattoos at your concerts?
    Kathy Lomas Beck

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    Anne McKee Thursday, 07 May 2015

    Hi Keith,
    Happy to hear you are enjoying your time home and relaxing "Harkin Style!" Looking very forward to the release of "On Mercy Street," the upcoming tour, and helping any way that I can!! :) I have to,100%, agree the Very Best of Tour was incredible! My sister and I enjoyed our "front row seats" in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, on Good Friday and the funny story you told about calling your Granny--CT perfection! My son, Joseph - 14 yrs., old and I, will be taking our first trip to Ireland in early June--so excited! Safe travels!! (Delaware, USA)

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    Donna Stockwell Thursday, 07 May 2015

    I'm really happy things are moving along well for you Keith. I have given when I see your new stuff... I got a coffee cup and your t shirt On Mercey Street and a few other thing's. I know it's not much but I am trying anyway I can... You are the best in my book... Thank you for you... :)

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    Mary Brandenburg Thursday, 07 May 2015

    Very excited for the new album. The Harkin Army is waiting for whatever you need from us. We always have your back. We will be promoting and sharing your music and you in any way we can. Great blog and am glad you got some down time, but you do have to go back to work on the new cd.

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    Jean Denbo Thursday, 07 May 2015

    Where in LA are you singing on Sept.31st?

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    Heidi Smith Thursday, 07 May 2015

    Hope New England is on the Mercy Street Tour. Bring anything you like, but mostly bring yourself and your music. Ireland's finest!

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    cindy costa Thursday, 07 May 2015

    I Have To Say Thank You To All It Was Awesome. Getting Your Autograph In Springfield That Was So Nice Of You. Get Some More Rest And You All Have Fun. I Hope I Get To See You In Massachusetts. I Love Shivon Soap And Harkin Headquarters. Continued Success For All. Love,Cindy

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    Barb Thompson Thursday, 07 May 2015

    Glad you had a good vacation! Watch that coffee, might get your ticker off rhythm again and none of us wants that!

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    Pam Black Thursday, 07 May 2015

    Wow, Keith, I know you are busy, but take it from me - take time out for you and Kelsey. You have a lot of irons in the fire, but don't let it get you down, smell the roses, enjoy home, family, loved ones and friends- the work will always be there. You're young, enjoy life! Congratulations on the new album, and your new life, whenever that may be.

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    Eileen Thursday, 07 May 2015

    Please book a philly gig!! You just gotta :)

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    Stephanie Flood Thursday, 07 May 2015

    I wrote a very long thought out comment... and then the stupid computer erased it all.. so this is my cliff notes version! Lol I have been reading up on what to get from different countries. The Concensus for ireland was woven scarves and pottery. I don't know how well pottery will ship, but it'd be cool to have have a piece and practical. Though after all I've read, now I'm curious as to what Ireland is really like... all the books and websites make it seem like the streets are lined with pottery makers and textile merchants. . And fishermen and sheep... lots of sheep. :) but I'd vote for scarves or pottery to bring back.

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    Debra Smtih Friday, 08 May 2015

    Thank you Keith for sharing your lives with us, I am so glad you are getting the rest you so deserve. Cant wait to get "On Mercy Street". Take care x x

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