Springing in to March and St Paddy’s Day


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.


Click here to watch the video.

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Bull Run Restaurant Holiday Show

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We’re delighted to be back at The Bull Run in Shirley, MA on Dec 01 to present our Holiday Show.

Tickets available here.

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Club Passim Holiday Show – December 11th

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The Kelly Girls are thrilled to bring their holiday show to Club Passim in Cambridge.

Dec 11th, 2018 – 8pm.

Get your tickets here!


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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.




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Boston Irish Reporter Front Page


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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Making Memories in Maine


July 23, 2018

We had a wonderful time at the Maine Celtic Celebration! Belfast ME is a spectacular town and the people are incredible. We can’t wait to come back!

The Kelly Girls on the main stage!










Making music with folks at our hotel!








Playing for an amazing audience at The Crosby Center







The Kelly Girls leading a sing-along on the Steamboat Stage with special guest John Byrne.









Our handsome soundman Jeff – who can resist a man in a kilt??








Our friend Chris Murphy – A Kelly Lad in the making!
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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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Daffodils Official Video Release

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May 11, 2018

Delighted to present The Kelly Girl’s original song and first official video, “Daffodils”, inspired by the poem “I wandered lonely as a cloud” by William Wordsworth. Band members Aisling Keating and Nancy Beaudette collaborated on the writing of this song, adapting the poem to an upbeat melody and adding a very happy jig! We hope you find fields of joy every day of the year.

Click here to watch the video!


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