With respect to family traditions, Kevin has been inspired since a young age by Scottish traditional musicians among his MacDonnell family roots and Acadian musicians among his Dugas roots in Digby County, Nova Scotia. Many renowned local musicians have also provided much inspiration over the years, including Inverness County musicians Kinnon Beaton, Andrea Beaton, Dougie MacDonald and Glenn Graham. Kevin enjoys attending square dances throughout Inverness County and playing for square sets whenever possible. He has previously recorded with the great Cape Breton piano player Mac Morin on his solo album.
Kevin is currently the new Director of School Operations at Colaisde na Gàidhlig / The Gaelic College. He will oversee all educational programming and partnerships at Colaisde na Gàidhlig.