The Kells

Artist / Band / Musician
Celtic / Folk
THE KELLS Hardcore Irish Trad

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The Kells play primarily what is called Traditional Irish Music. This is in essence the “soul music” of the Irish race. With a genuine passion and a sincere sense of purpose the Kells pour their hearts into playing lively jigs, spirited reels and haunting airs with songs that reach deep into the moral and emotional part of human nature. Instruments such as the uilleann pipes, tin whistle and flute provide the brilliant melodies, while the guitar and bodhran drum provide intricate layering, heart-beat and drive. Together, when played by the Kells, it produces the inspired and mighty sound called “Hardcore Irish Trad.” It is music for all ages – and for the ages.

To The Kells, playing music for others to enjoy is neither burden nor chore – it is rather a blessing and a privilege. This authentic gratitude is evident in the delivery of the music and the camaraderie shared by the band and its audience.

Music by The Kells is appropriate for intimate gatherings, raucous events and everything in between. The Kells have played nationally and often at major Irish festivals, concert halls, church and community festivals, folk festivals, ceilis, conventions, weddings, receptions, pubs, special fund-raising events, and private parties. It is practically a band for all occasions.

By request, The Kells are accompanied by one or more world-class Irish dancers. The Kells perform regularly with World Stepdancing Champion John Timm and the Richens-Timm Dance Troupe, Celtic Footforce. Often joining The Kells is Katie Regan, from Riverdance fame, taught by the Richens Timm Academy and who now teaches at the Regan Academy of Irish Dance.

In addition to the band’s live performances, The Kells have also produced two CD’s and band members have been guest musicians on numerous artist recordings. The Kells latest recording is availabe at CD BABY.
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