Celtic Connections have announced their line-up for 2023, and I’m very excited to be involved in four concerts this year! After launching at the Festival Interceltique de Lorient in August, the fantastic Celtic Odyssée are coming back together again for a show at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on the 26th January. The next day, I’ll be playing with Ímar …
WOW Canada! It was SO good to get back over to Celtic Colours to play with Mec Lir and see everyone again. We even managed to get a trip out on this beauty of a fire truck!
Mec Lir Irish Tour 🇮🇪
Although Mec Lir have been around since 2014, and have gigged all over the world, we’ve never been on an actual tour… until now! We’re heading over to Ireland for our first tour later this month! BELFAST – The Points – Wed 28th September GALWAY – Monroe’s Galway – Thurs 29th September LIMERICK – Dolans Limerick – Fri 30th September …
It’s been a busy Summer, catching up on the last few years’ missed gigs! I’ve been on tour in and around Germany with Angelo Kelly & Family’s Irish Summer tour, and also squeezed in gigs around Europe with Mec Lir and Ímar as well. It’s great to be back at it! Unfortunately our time touring with Angelo and his family …
I’ve had the pleasure of sharing the stage with these three legends this week on a tour around Brittany. Filling in for their harpist, Mera Roye, I did my best to impersonate the harp on my bouzouki! Near Nesan
Celtic Connections 2022
It’s been a quiet few years, but I’ve made up for it this Celtic Connections in Glasgow! I’ve had the honour not only to play with two of my own bands, Mec Lir and Ímar, but also to join two of my favourites for their gigs too. The opening concert with Ímar & strings, the sold out Mec Lir gig …
Fiddling on ZDF
It’s been a while since I got my fiddle out of its case, but I had a great time playing with Hendrick for Angelo and family this weekend on ZDF’s Giovanni Zarrella show in Munich! 🎻🎻🎻
After a long time away from home I was finally allowed back over to the Isle of Man in May 2021, and was lucky enough to catch a filming session with my good mate David Kilgallon for Culture Vannin. I’ve been playing music with Dave in various forms since we were at school, but this was the first tune we’d …
Just before the Covid-19 pandemic shut everything down, the last thing I was involved in was a recording session in Donegal, Ireland for the latest Angelo Kelly & Family album. Well, the album was released last week and it entered the German album charts at number 2! As always, it’s a pleasure to play with these guys and I’m looking …
Isolation No. 1
Guitarist Cormac Crummey got in touch with me after the Covid 19 lockdown had started and asked if I’d like to get involved with an online collaboration track he was putting together. It was a nice excuse to get my NK Forster Guitar Bouzouki out and play some new music, so I figured I’d give it a shot! I think …
25 Years Later – No. 1!
I had the pleasure of touring again with these guys a few months back and it’s great to see some good news today – the live album has entered the German charts at number 1!!🎶 💿 🎶Big congrats to the all the Kellys and everyone involved in the tour 🙂
End of the tour
Been a pleasure to share the stage with this bunch over the last few years! Incredible musicians and great guys Though after a busy few months with the Kelly Family and touring Ireland with the Ímar lads I’m definitely ready for a bit of down time at home in Glasgow! #tour #tourlife #stagepic #kellyfamily #thekellyfamily #imar #meclir #irishmusic #bouzouki #irishbouzouki …
Quick Ímar tune on the way up to Galway today… Hup! 🎶🇮🇪🎶🇮🇪🎶
5 bucks on our way by Oranmore Just 5 bucks on our way by Oranmore… Monroes // Galway // Tonight Posted by Ímar on Thursday, 27 February 2020
Video with Tom
Only 9 days to go until the IRISH TOUR and tickets are going fast!! Tix 👉🏻 Linktr.ee/imarband #Dublin #Limerick #Galway #Cavan #Belfast
Not long now until I’ll be back with the Ímar lads playing in Ireland again!…
A bit of craic with the Ímar lads the last few days writing some new music ready for our Celtic Connections gig in a few weeks! Then off to Ireland at the end of February!
Last gig of the year!
Last gig of the year!! Finishing off 2019 with another gig in one of my favourite German venues, and where all the madness began for us back in 2017… Westfalenhalle Dortmund #feelinglucky #kellyfamily #thekellyfamily #westfalenhalle #dortmund #8thtime #stagepic #onstage #arena #soldout #irishmusic #bouzouki #irishbouzouki #2guysfromtheiom #hometime
Back on tour!
Great to be back on stage with the Kelly Family and my trad music buddy Tomas Callister Music again last night for a sold out first show in Cologne! 1 down, 40 to go… #kellyfamily #thekellyfamily #25yearsoverthehump #2guysfromtheiom #irishmusic #lanxessarena #cologne #köln
Carbon Fibre Bouzouki!
Looking forward to giving this new beast a blast tonight with Mec Lir! basque #galdakao #musikabizian #bouzouki #irishbouzouki #tradmusic #emeraldguitars #carbonfiber #madeinireland
What happens when a musician comes off tour, has time to kill, and is left home alone for a few days… well they buy more instruments of course! #oops #nif #newinstrumentfriday #donttellrachel #ifellinlovewithamandolin #kellyfamily #thekellyfamily #eastmanmandolin #bluechippicks #daddariostrings #nickelbronze #tourlife #shinyshiny #mandolin #electricmandolin #gearhabit #brexitdistraction
Time for gig no. 2
#thale #harzerbergtheater #stagewithaview #backdrop #angelokellyandfamily #angelokelly #irishsummer Harzer Bergtheater Thale
All soundchecked and ready to go!
All soundchecked and ready to go! 🎻Die “Irish Summer” Tour startet diese Woche 😁 Alle Tourtermine: http://angelokelly.de/de/tour/ Posted by Angelo Kelly on Thursday, 20 June 2019
Looking forward to heading off on tour with this lovely bunch of people starting tomorrow!
Looking forward to heading off on tour with this lovely bunch of people starting tomorrow! #angelokelly #irishsummer #irishheart #gold #ilikegooold #thatsakeeper
Here’s another one we filmed a few months ago while in the USA at the Planet Bluegrass Wildflower Pavilion 🎶🎶🎶
Here’s another one we filmed a few months ago while in the USA at the Planet Bluegrass Wildflower Pavilion 🎶🎶🎶 🔊🔊🔊 TuneByMos #2 🔊🔊🔊 . Next up in my #NonCommitalTuneADay is Tomas Callister & Adam Rhodes again in Colorado at Planet Bluegrass!! . . An incredible tune by Liz Knowes called The Rakes of Cashel . . #TuneByMos Posted …
We filmed this one in Oregon a few months back during the Ímar USA tour. Guess who is behind the camera?…
We filmed this one in Oregon a few months back during the Ímar USA tour. Guess who is behind the camera?… Tune By Mos #1📢📢📢 TuneByMos 📢📢📢 I’ve been thinking about doing a tune a day for a while and to be completely honest I’m not cut out for the daily graft soooooo I’ve just been collecting a few tunes …
Yesterday was a day of ups and downs, literally! I took my first ever cable car chair lift (with a severe fear of heights, gulp!)
Yesterday was a day of ups and downs, literally! I took my first ever cable car chair lift (with a severe fear of heights, gulp!) 😬🏔😬 Finished it all on a high though with an amazing gig at #loreley with the Kelly Family #faceyourfears #funicular #seilbahn #wegivelove #openairs #kellyfamily #thekellyfamily #freilichtbühne #rhine #rhymeswithwine #assmannshausen
Getting ready for another weekend of Kelly Family madness with my partner in trad crime Tomas Callister Music at #loreley tomorrow!
Getting ready for another weekend of Kelly Family madness with my partner in trad crime Tomas Callister Music at #loreley tomorrow! 🎶⛰☘️ #kellyfamily #thekellyfamily #wegivelove #openairs #stagestagram #bouzouki #onstage #2guysfromtheiom #waldbuhne #berlin #daddariostrings #nkforster #eastmanmandolin
#waldbuhne #berlin #kellyfamily #thekellyfamily #wegivelove #openairs #wow #2guysfromtheiom #soreheadtoday
#waldbuhne #berlin #kellyfamily #thekellyfamily #wegivelove #openairs #wow #2guysfromtheiom #soreheadtoday Posted by Adam Rhodes on Sunday, 2 June 2019 #waldbuhne #berlin #kellyfamily #thekellyfamily #wegivelove #openairs #wow #2guysfromtheiom #soreheadtoday
Looking forward to kicking off this Summer with the Kelly Family tonight in #fussen Check out that view!!
Looking forward to kicking off this Summer with the Kelly Family tonight in #fussen Check out that view!! 🎶⛰🏰🏔🎶 #kellyfamily #thekellyfamily #wegivelove #openairs #mountains #gigwithaview #bouzouki #2guysfromtheiom
The man in the hat, 🧢 Mr Ron Jappy 🧢 popped round the flat for a cup of coffee and a few tunes the other day ☕️🎻. Some very kind words from Ron there, I’m not sure about all that…! I mainly just play an A chord haha! ;)
The man in the hat, 🧢 Mr Ron Jappy 🧢 popped round the flat for a cup of coffee and a few tunes the other day ☕️🎻. Some very kind words from Ron there, I’m not sure about all that…! I mainly just play an A chord haha! 😉 Here I’m playing my NK Forster regular Irish Bouzouki while my …