Singer/songwriter and folk musician Kyle Alden has appeared on stages throughout California, the Pacific Northwest, New York and Ireland. Kyle draws material from the American, Irish and British folk traditions, creating original folk-music settings of poetry as well as writing original songs. He is recognized for his award-winning songs based on the poems of Irish poet W.B. Yeats

Kyle has played with acoustic/roots group The Mild Colonial Boys for over twenty years, and currently plays guitars, mandolin, fiddle and sings with founding member, singer/guitarist Rory McNamara in their duo performances in California and beyond. He is also a member of trad Irish band The Gas Men, where he sings and plays guitar and fiddle. 

Kyle supported Irish music legend Paul Brady on his last West coast tour, playing the Napa Opera House and Berkeley’s Freight and Salvage. Recognized for his Irish traditional guitar accompaniment, Kyle has played on stage with top fiddlers Maeve Donnelly, Tommy Peoples, Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Liz Carroll, and piper Paddy Keenan, among others. 

His third CD--Songs From Yeats’ Bee-Loud Glade--a collection of thirteen original folk songs inspired by poems of W. B. Yeats —received world-wide radio airplay and was on three “Best of 2011” lists among folk music DJs. As the 2012 grand prize winner of the Y-Tunes Song Contest for his settings of W.B. Yeats' poetry, Kyle was honored to perform at the Hawks Well Theater in Sligo, Ireland in the summer of 2013. In March 2015 he was a featured performer at Symphony Space on Broadway in New York, performing a selection of the Yeats songs with a band that included Mick Moloney (banjo and vocal) and Athena Tergis (fiddle). 

Recordings include Hello Again Kind Stranger (2009), Tangletown (2009), Songs From Yeats’  Bee-Loud Glade (2011), Down In The West, Volume 1 (2014) , Down In the West, Volume 2 (2016), Fables (2020) and Triple Fox (2021).

Photo: Rory McNamara