Monadnock Tonight! With The Kelly Girls

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The Park Theatre presents Monadnock Tonight every Tuesday and Thursday at 5pm over Facebook LIVE. The show consists of interviews and entertainment from locals residents or those who have a personal connection with the Monadnock region. Previous shows are available to watch on www.theparktheatre.org. Steve Jackson, CEO of The Park Theatre is our host.The show is co-produced by Go Monadnock.

Our sole guests for our show tonight is
The Kelly Girls

The Kelly Girls were originally scheduled to perform during the Jaffrey is Ireland St. Patrick’s Day weekend before everything came to a halt because of Covid19. So if you were planning on attending that concert, this is a great way get your Irish fix.

We will be chatting virtually with the members of the band about how they got started and where they “usually” play. They will also be introducing four songs off of their current album, “May You Always” along with videos of each song.

The Kelly Girls have quickly gained recognition as one of the most entertaining Celtic Bands in New England. Rousing renditions of songs and tunes rooted in the Celtic traditions of Ireland, Scotland, Canada, and America, along with captivating harmonies and instrumentation, lend to their signature sound. Plus, they invite virtual audience participation with hand clapping, singing, and dancing.

 

 

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Well Darn.

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It’s really hard to find the right words. The Kelly Girls are so sorry to have to tell you that all of March Madness shows are now cancelled, or possibly just postponed. We’ll have to wait and see how ‘this’ turns out. Please know we will keep a warm place in our hearts for all of you, and we’ll see you when it’s safe to do so.

Aisling, Nancy, Chris, Mel. xo

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March Tour

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We’re at it again! March Madness 2020 is in full swing. We’re taking our show on the road and hope we see you somewhere down the line.

A show at The Bull Run in Shirley, MA has become an annual affair. They have fantastic food and drink, and the sound and staging are awesome. For an added treat, we’ll have Celtic Dancers on hand – or on their feet – to kick it up into high gear! You’ll definitely want to be at this show.

We’ve got pub gigs, library shows, and even a fundraising concert on the lineup. Check out all the details on our gig page. See you on the road!

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Riverfront Park Festival

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Live entertainment, vendors, beer garden and beautiful weather guaranteed at Riverfront Park Festival on July 13th in Fitchburg, MA. The Kelly Girls will be on the stage at 6:10pm. See you there!

 

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Springing in to March and St Paddy’s Day

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March 27, 2019

The Kelly Girls refer to the month of March as their “High Holiday”! After a long winter, we have much to celebrate, so it’s perfect timing for St Patrick’s Day festivities. We played library shows in Watertown and Reading, MA, pub gigs in Dracut and Hudson, a concert show at The Bull Run in Shirley, MA, plus a few other private gigs in between! You’d think we’d be tired after all this playing, but it’s quite the opposite; we’re raring to go! Here are a few photos from our shows. Thank you to everyone who danced and sang along all month!

Thank you to Jeff Ankstitus for capturing these photos!

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Reeds On The River – Song Award

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January 10, 2019

It’s a nice feeling to be near the top of the heap, especially when it concerns my songwriting and the effort it takes to create and produce the work. The 35th Mid-Atlantic Song Competition just released its results, and “Reeds On The River” is a FINALIST in the Folk Acoustic Category.

I wrote “Reeds On The River” while on a holiday in Ireland. We rented a narrow boat and slowly chugged along the Barrow Line section of the Grand Canal – not too far from Dublin. The boat was 6′ wide and 50′ long, and very heavy, with living quarters below deck. As we floated along the canal, the cattails and lily pads were sucked under the water towards the boat, and danced back above the waterline as we passed. It was like a beautiful bow, a reverence, a consensus that there are things we certainly share, and yet so much more that only time and wisdom can reveal.

The Kelly Girls included this song on their CD, “May You Always”, released a year ago.

Nancy

Click here to watch the video.

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Halfway To St. Patrick’s Day Party

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September 5, 2018

Are you ready to celebrate? Why wait until March 17 then you can party on September 16th – halfway to St. Patrick’s Day!

We hope you’ll join us in Dracut at Owen & Ollie’s Pub for this special occasion! The Kelly Girls will be leading the charge at 2:00 pm, followed by Fiddle Hill at 6 pm.

Sláinte!

 

 

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Boston Irish Reporter Front Page

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July 31, 2018

Look who’s on the front page of the newspaper!!

Sean Smith, a special contributor to the Boston Irish Reporter, featured the Kelly Girls in the August 2018 publication. He interviews each of the Girls and also reviews numerous songs on their “May You Always” CD.

“It’s the kind of repertoire and presentation that would work at a St. Patrick’s Day bash, a mellow folk coffeehouse, or a fine summer’s evening on a town green, where people just want to clap and sing along, even get up to dance. Whatever the setting, though, the description “Celtic band” fits them quite snugly.” – Sean Smith

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Headline News in Belfast Maine

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July 19, 2018

It’s not every day that The Kelly Girls land on the front page of the newspaper! We’re delighted to be featured in the Belfast Republican Journal. This weekend, The Kelly Girls will kick off the festival with a sing along for Seniors at the Crosby Center, and we are all ramped up to show them a great time.

Here’s a link to the article in the paper.

 

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Maine Celtic Celebration Here We Come!

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July 16, 2018

The Kelly Girls are hitting the road again this weekend to continue their New England Tour. Belfast Maine is host to one of the regions largest and most attended Celtic festivals, Maine Celtic Celebration. In fact, K-Girls are helping to start off the festivities with a special 2:00 pm Friday Show at the Crosby Center, a performance funded by the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEST). This show is for seniors and anyone in the community to attend.

Saturday at 1:30, The Kelly Girls take the main stage, nestled among fabulous dancers, fiddlers, and other bands. On Sunday at 1:15, they’ll be on the Steamboat Stage leading a traditional song circle.

Lot’s of other festivities happen throughout the weekend including highland games, activities for the kids, various workshops and lots of food and shopping too!

The Celebration takes place at two adjacent parks in downtown Belfast, Steamboat Landing and Belfast Common. Steamboat Landing is a 2.5 acre flat grassy park right on the waterfront, and serves as the southern terminus of the Belfast Harbor Walk. It includes the park, a gazebo, and The Boathouse. Belfast Common is located just uphill from Steamboat Landing, on a large, open hillside that overlooks Belfast Bay and provides a natural seating area for our Main Stage, with the beautiful bay as the backdrop. Directions and additional info here.

Hope we’ll see you in Belfast, Maine July 20, 21 & 22, 2018!

 

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