Artist Profiles: Laoise Kelly

Laoise Kelly

One of the new generation of Irish traditional musicians, harpist Laoise Kelly was born in 1973 in the town of Westport in County Mayo on the west coast of Ireland. She studied music at Maynooth College and University College Cork and picked up first prize in the All Ireland Harp Competition. Later, having completed her studies, Laoise began to tour extensively, traveling to places as diverse as Africa, the UK, USA, Canada, Holland, Germany and Switzerland.

Laoise has collaborated on projects such as Mícheál ? S?illeabh?in’s Lumen, which was performed at the 1995 Eurovision Song Contest, “Africa I Remember”, the title track on the River of Sound series for BBC/RTE and on the orchestral piece Famine Suite, composed by Charlie Lennon to commemorate the Great Famine of the 1840s. Ireland Europe

Discography:

Just Harp ‎(1999)
Irish Aires (Kunduru Music, 2001)
Live At The Dock ‎(2010)
Ceis ‎(Kunduru Music, 2010)
Failte Ui Ceallaig ‎(2015)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel is also co-founder of the Transglobal World Music Chart.

Angel has also produced and remastered world music studio albums and compilations for labels such as Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, and Music of the World.

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