June 15, 2017
A wee bit o’ Scotland will be at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville CT on Sunday, June 25, 2017, and The Kelly Girls will be there with all the best Celtic and Scottish music from noon to 3 pm. Put on your kilt and join us!
The Round Hill Highland Games is an annual festival celebrating Scottish heritage and culture, holding traditional professional and amateur Highland game competitions.
See the festival website for directions and details.
June 12, 2017
Charlestown is the oldest neighborhood in Boston and The Kelly Girls were there to help celebrate Pride Week along with Boston’s Mayor Marty Walsh. Fine Irish gentleman that he is, when he stepped on stage for a wee speech, he ignored the mic until he shook hands and said hello to each of us. During his address, Mel and Chris schemed to push up The Unicorn Song in the set list and then enlisted Mayor Walsh to help lead the dance! It was really sweet to see him learning the moves along with all the children in the park. What fun! Thank you to the organizers for all your work in bringing this Pride Concert Event to your neighborhood!
April 18, 2017
Well, where do I begin? A friend and I were the winners of 2 tickets to go spend a wonderful evening, starting with original songs by Nancy Beaudette, whose lyrics and guitar playing always move me. She sets the tone, with her friendly, smiling, welcoming stage presence, making the audience feel comfortable, relaxed, at home. Then enter the rest of the Entourage, equally at ease, friendly and fun. These gals can play, with tremendous virtuosity, humor, and skill. They manage to breeze thru tongue twisting sea shanties, ballads, and rousing drinking songs with ease, and never fail to lift your spirits, with brilliant harmonies. Chris Hatch especially showed her skills; it seemed she picked up a different instrument for each song, be it banjo, bodhran, guitar, harmonica, you name it, she can play it! These women are quite genuine with their Celtic/Irish/Scottish ditties, and equally adept at every other genre they take up. I was especially moved by the song, “Will You Go, Lassie, Go?”. Reminiscent of expert groups of the ’70’s, like The Shaw Brothers, Clancy Brothers, and what fun that this is an all-gal group. I look forward to their upcoming CD and hope there will be an opportunity for advanced sales. Thanks so much, Darlin’s, for a delightfully enjoyable evening! MORE MORE! Encore!
March 10, 2017
Yes, it’s the time of year when fortuitous folks around the world honour St Patrick, and it’s the favourite month on the calendar for The Kelly Girls! Want to be part of the fun? Check out these fabulous opportunities to celebrate everyone’s patron saint on March 17th.
Friday, March 17th, from noon until 5:00 p.m. Finnegan’s Pub in Hudson, MA
Saturday, March 25th, 1:00 p.m. The Merrimac Public Library in Merrimac, MA
Sunday, March 26th, 2:00 p.m. at the Leominster Public Library, in Leominster, MA
Saturday, April 8th, 8:00 p.m. at Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham, MA.
St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and The Kelly Girls, along with The Bull Run Restaurant are planning a Ceilidh like no other! Want to be part of the fun? Of course you do!
Ticket’s available online here: https://tickets.bullrunrestaurant.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=731
October 6, 2016
“The night was clear and the stars were shining, and the moon came up so quiet in the sky” – Bill Staines‘ lyrics from ‘The Roseville Fair’ couldn’t have been more true in Topsfield this past Thursday night. The Kelly Girls tuned up and folks danced to the fiddle and the banjo all evening.
We are so pleased to introduce the newest Kelly Girl to our audience. Fiddler Melinda Kerwin has been a staple of the New England Celtic music scene for well over a decade, playing in bands DownDog and Mollie’s Misfits. When Mel jumped off the stage at the Topsfield Fair to gather the kids and lead the gestures while singing “the Unicorn” song, we knew she was a perfect fit. Welcome Mel.
Thanks to all of you who came out to celebrate with us at the Fair – and Thank you to the Fair Board for booking The Kelly Girls for this great gig.
August 9, 2016
Starting with an outdoor concert on Friday, August 12th, on the green in Shirley Center, MA, The Kelly Girls will be part of the Summer Concert Series sponsored by the Shirley Charitable Foundation. Bring your lawn chairs and picnic baskets, or purchase snacks from venders.
On Saturday, August 13th, head on over to the Bolton Fair in Lancaster, MA. The Girls will take the stage in the Pavilion Tent from 2pm to 4pm. There are tons of fun things to do at the Fair, so come early and stay late!
We’ll be packing up quick and jumping in our vehicles for a private gig in Vermont directly after playing at the Fair. Busy gig weekend, but The Kelly Girls would have it no other way.
Do you have a private affair that needs some celtic entertainment? Let us know!!
May 01. 2016
Jon Pappalardo was in the audience at our recent show and wrote a wonderful review of our performance. It’s so nice to hear praise and kind words for our efforts. Thanks Jon!
“I’ve been a fan of Beaudette’s music for a few years now but I’d yet to see her live until this April 23 concert. I had a feeling the show would be special; her latest album South Branch Road is exquisite, but I didn’t know how far it would exceed my expectations.”
“The cultural immersion kicked into high gear when The Kelly Girls took the stage in the second half. The four-piece Celtic band, of which Beaudette is a part along with Christine Hatch, Aisling Keating and Theresa Gerene, performed songs that traversed centuries, generations and even ancestry.
Their set was richly layered with historical significance and a captivating approachability. They opened strong, with their tight harmonies giving way to infectious fiddle-drenched instrumentation.”
“I came away having witnessed a unique bond between friends making music simply out of passion for the art. The Kelly Girls, the epitome of a tightly in synch ensemble, left me in the best possible place – wanting more and more. If you ever get a chance to see them live, hopefully accompanied with a Beaudette solo set, I’m sure you’ll come away feeling exactly as I did that evening. Make it a point to seek out a performance; I know for sure you won’t regret it.”