Upcoming shows

  • 08/07/19 - 13/07/19 Laoise Kelly in Sráid na Cathrach, Co. An Chláir at Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy
  • 20/07/19 - 23/07/19 Laoise Kelly in Albiez, Alps at Celti-cimes Festival
  • 11/09/19 - 22/09/19 Laoise Kelly in Dublin at Music Network Tour w Josephine March, Nell Ní Chróinín, Tara Breen
  • 03/10/19 Laoise Kelly in Dublin at National Concert Hall w Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn
  • 25/10/19 - 28/10/19 Laoise Kelly in Achill, Maigh eo at Achill International Harp Festival

TempleBar #TradFest some feedback

Many thanks to all @ Templebar Tradfest for the lovely solo gig in St Werburgh’s Church. Especially loved the graffiti from 1773 up at the back of the Organ! And appreciate all the great feedback from the audience (below). Pic from Alan Hughes

Review The Living Tradition

REVIEW FROM www.livingtradition.co.uk LAOISE KELLY & TIARNÁN Ó DUINNCHINN – Ar Lorg Na Laochra Private Label Irish harp and uilleann pipes, a very traditional sound but quite a rare one in these days of wider instrument choice: here they are played by two of the best, County Mayo harper Laoise Kelly and County Monaghan piper Tiarnán...

Laoise’s solo concert at Temple Bar Trad Fest Sat 27th January @ 1pm

Laoise plays a rare solo Irish concert at Temple Bar Trad Fest Sat 27th January at ST. WERBURGH’S CHURCH @ 1pm. 27/1/18 Temple Bar Tradfest  http://tradfest.ie/artist/laoise-kelly/

Music Network Capital Grant Scheme 2016 recipient

Laoise is delighted to announce that she has received Music Network/Arts Council 2016 Music Capital Scheme supported by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, to give 50% towards the cost of a new Harp. “This is significant support for my career and I really appreciate it. I have been in discussion with master harp...

Achill International Harp Festival 2 ! 27-30 October 2017

Upcoming shows with Tiarnán O Duinnchinn

Kilkenny Castle  27th August 3pm Castletown House   22nd September 8pm – Culture night Strule Arts centre, Omagh  28th September O’Carolan Harp Festival, Nobber, Co.Meath.  29th September 8pm Rathfarham Castle  30th September Tullamore Club Sessions 20th October Achill International Harp Festival 28th October 11pm Armagh Piping Festival 17th November 8pm Belturbet Trad Music Festival 24th...

Tiarnán, Kathleen MacInnes & Laoise tour of Scotland in May

Sokalo Remix-Zogma, from Quebec, returns for Irish Tour 9-19th March

Sokalo Remix-Zogma, from Quebec, returns for Irish Tour 9-19th March

Zogma, from Quebec, returns for Irish Tour 9-19th March We had a fantastic tour in Ireland in Sep 2015 and in Quebec in May 2016, so we’re looking forward to our St.Patrick’s tour with these class dancers from Quebec and with the exciting fiddling of Marie-Pierre Lecault, as well as our own mighty dancers Liam...

Laoise’s gig @ Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair 30/12/16 reviewed

Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair had harp classes for the first time this year, fair play to them! We had a great class and I did a solo concert before the mighty ‘Lynched’ band played on the 30th Dec. Sean Hillen was there and reviewed the overall festival week. https://worlditineraries.co/2016/12/31/northwest-ireland-welcomes-new-year-with-captivating-faery-tunes/ “Mayo-based, three-solo-album harpist and social activist,...

Viljandi Festival, Estonia, 2016 on RTÉ Radio 1 @ 6pm 7th Jan

In July 2016 RTÉ Radio1 producer Aidan Butler and myself went to Viljandi Folk Festival, Estonia. It was such a fantastic festival and the audiences were among the best I’ve ever experienced on my travels round the world! Excerpts of some of these artists will be aired on RTE Radio 1 @ 6pm 7th Jan,...

57 Harps play new Philip Martin score @ IMMA 20/11/2016

57 Harps play new Philip Martin score @ IMMA 20/11/2016   Music Network chose to bring 57 harpers and harpists together for their special 30th anniversary bash! Well done Music Network. Acclaimed composer Philip Martin has written a new score, including tunes from the 18th century Bunting collection, for 57 harps, 2 horns, cello and voice. https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/music-network-30th-anniversary-concert-tickets-27146031511 DESCRIPTION...

Ag Lorg na Laochra- new CD & Website of Pipes and Harp

Tiarnan Ó Duinnchinn and myself are delighted to have the new CD ‘Ag Lorg na Laochra’ finished and ready to launch at the Achill International Harp Festival on 29th October and at 7.15pm Friday 18th November at the Charlemont Hotel in Armagh at the William Kennedy Piping Festival. Our new website http://www.harpandpipes.ie/ is up and running now where...