Laoise Kelly

Laoise Kelly, from Westport, Co.Mayo is regarded as one of the leading 
harpers of her generation. She has three 
critically acclaimed solo albums and has 
recorded on over 70 albums with many of 
Ireland’s foremost artists. She has collaborated and toured widely and has represented Ireland with the Irish Embassy in
Nigeria, Ghana, Russia, Argentina and at
the World Harp Festival in Paraguay. She
recently toured Ireland with Music Network and performed in the National Concert Hall’s Tradition Now festival with piper Tiarnán Ó Duinnchinn. She lives in Achill and is the Director of the Achill International Harp Festival.

Is as Cathair na Mart, Co. Mhaigh Eo do Laoise Kelly agus aithnítear mar dhuine de phríomhchruitirí na glúine seo í. Tá trí albam aonair ardmholta aici agus tá a cuid ceoil taifeadta ar bhreis agus 60 albam le cuid de na healaíontóirí is fearr sa tír. Tá go leor comhshaothar cruthaithe aici, tá turais déanta aici ar fud an domhain agus sheinn sí ar son Ambasáid na hÉireann sa Nigéir, i nGána, sa Rúis, san Airgintín agus ag Féile Dhomhanda na Cruite i bParagua. Le déanaí, chum agus chóirigh sí an ceol do Scotties, dráma bunaithe ar tatie-hokers (lucht bainte prátaí) Acla, comhchoimisiúnaithe ag Amharclann Náisiúnta na hAlban. Tá cónaí uirthi in Acaill agus is í an Cathaoirleach ar Fhéile Chruite Acla í.