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!
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.
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.”
February 22, 2016
The Kelly Girls are polishing up the fiddle and banjo – and all the other instruments too – and breaking out your favourite St Patrick’s Day tunes. On Thursday, March 17th, you’ll find us at Finnegan’s Pub in Hudson, MA.
We’ll start the party at 12:00 Noon and play through until 11:00 p.m. Yup. All day. Come sing along, have a pint and some Irish grub. Gonna be a heck of a good time.
January 4, 2016
Another in a series of features about BCMFest 2016 that will be appearing in this blog right up until the festival (January 8 and 9, if it’s not on your calendar yet), so as to better acquaint you with the events, activities and personalities that make up BCMFest.
If you go to a Celtic music festival with the hope — no, make that the expectation — of being able to join in a song or two, well, you should get yourself to The Attic at 1 p.m. during BCMFest’s Dayfest (January 9): That’s when The Kelly Girls and òran mór will lead a good hour’s worth of sing-along songs.
September 14, 2015
The Kelly Girls took to the high seas on Sept 10th aboard the Nova Star Cruise Ship! We entertained travelers destined to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia from Portland, Maine on this wonderful ferry equipped with all the amenities!
Of course we found amazing food too, and new friends to share it with (thanks Tom & Juanita)! If you’re in the Yarmouth area we highly recommend Red Cap Restaurant, Dennis Point Cafe and Rudders Brew Pub! Yes, the beer was excellent!!
We spent a wonderful day at Hawk Beach and then boarded the Nova Star Sunday morning to entertain on the return trip.
We’re already looking forward to playing on the ferry again and hope you’ll join us next time!
p.s. We just got ourselves a ‘selfie stick’!!! Hope you enjoy these few photos.
March 16, 2015
The Kelly Girls played a sold out show at the Harvard General Store last Friday night. It was an early start to St. Paddy’s week, and the first of four shows for TKGs. The General had a terrific menu including a fabulous corn beef panini! Irish dancing was certainly a highlight! Our guest Ciara McGillivray put on quite a wonderful solo Irish dance performance inspiring the crowd to jump to their feet to give it a try themselves! There were tons of prizes, including TKG T-shirts, beautiful beer mugs, bumper stickers, gift certificates and St Paddy’s paraphernalia! If you missed the show and want a beer mug, you can get one here! Oh, and if you missed the rousing rendition of the Unicorn Song – you’ll have to come out to one of our show on the 17th! Check out our schedule here.
Here are a few pictures of the evening.