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There are several artists with the name Brian Kelly:
Brian Kelly (www.briankelly.com) is an award-winning, composer, pianist, and recording artist who has released two critically acclaimed contemporary piano instrumental albums. Brian resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Brian Kelly - New York-based rock musician. 2 albums: Each Day Blues, Receding Choir. www.briankellymusic.com
Brian Kelly is a London-based tenor banjo player who took lessons from the influential Brendan Mulkere and went on to win All-Ireland titles on both the banjo and mandolin.
Brian Kelly (www.briankelly.com) is an award-winning, composer, pianist, and recording artist who has released two critically acclaimed contemporary piano instrumental albums and published two sheet music songbooks of his solo piano music. His debut album, Pools of Light, charted #1 for two months on modern instrumental radio. His second album, Afterplay, was awarded second place in the Jazz Album category of the Just Plain Folks Music Awards. He is winner of the Keyboard Magazine Soundpage Award for his original composition “Todd Pond”. Brian’s music has been featured in television (Travel Channel), film (NBA Entertainment), in-flight programming (United, JetBlue, Continental, Southwest…), and receives airplay from radio stations and satellite music networks around the world. Brian is a graduate of Hampshire College, and a voting member of the Recording Academy. He resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Brian Kelly has been a familiar face on London's Irish circuit for some time now, thanks in part to a four-year residency with guitarist Paddy Gallagher at The Stag's Head in Camden, and his shock of ginger hair. His debut album was launched at the Return to Camden Town festival 2001. Accompanied by Paddy Gallagher and with additional assistance from Brian's sister Martina on fiddle and John Blake on flute and piano, Brian's banjo ripples through a series of eleven tracks with disarming ease. There's none of the excessive elaboration to which some banjo-mongers are prone, for this man knows an ornament when he sees one and, more importantly, when and where to play it.
Brian joined The Popes in December 2003 and has spent the last couple of years touring with Shane MacGowan. He now plays with, among others, Jamie Smith and Colette O’Leary in various residencies around north London. Brian’s new album, "The Plain of Jars", was released in October 2006 at the Return to Camden Town Festival. It features many musical friends, including Jamie Smith on fiddle, Colette O’Leary on accordion, Paddy Gallagher on guitar and Tad Sargent on bodhran.
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