ONE of Ireland's leading songwriters and performers who has been described as one of the country's "national treasures" will return to Dunfermline later this month.

Contemporary folk and country star Kieran Goss will take to the stage at the Carnegie Hall on Wednesday April 27 to treat West Fifers to a selection of his songs that have won him fans across the globe.

The performance, which begins at 8pm, will be split into two parts, with Kieran performing solo for the first half before being joined by harmony singer Annie Kinsella for the remainder.

Goss has released 10 albums, the latest of which, 'Solo, came out in 2014, and has been creating and performing his own music for a number of years since he began supporting his law studies in Belfast by playing club gigs and at the university's students' union.

After first picking up a guitar at the age of nine, Goss - whose unique sound has been influenced by a variety of musical tastes enjoyed by other family members, including Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Frank Sinatra and the Rolling Stones - worked as a street musician in Germany, France and New York after completing his studies before recording his first album in 1989.

Although his songs have made him a star, it is his live shows that have made him a legend and his rapport with the audience is what keeps his performances exciting.

Professional comedians would be jealous of his impromptu, witty comments - effortlessly entwined into his set - and he's not just there to play his hits, but to entertain fans and give them a night to remember.

Fellow musician Rodney Crowell said of Goss: "I've toured with Kieran and watched him perform many times. I've seen him win the hearts of everyone in the room, not just with his great songs and instinctive musicality, but with his warmth and humour. Kieran Goss is one of Ireland's national treasures."

On teaming up with Kinsella, Time Out Magazine added that "Individually, they are both gifted singers but when they sing together, magic happens."

Tickets cost £15 and are available at the Carnegie Hall box office by calling 01383 602302, and for more information, visit