Sean Kelly - Folk Singer - New Zealand, Auckland

Sean Kelly

Folk Singer

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Also Performs As: Male Singer, Guitar Singer, Acoustic Guitarist / Vocalist, Solo Guitarist, Songwriter
Country: New Zealand
Based In: New Zealand, Auckland
Performs: Worldwide
From: $500
I am an Irish Pub singer based in NZ. I sing, play guitar, bodhran (Irish drum) and whistles. I want to travel the world playing music and I currently have residences at Father Teds, The Clare Inn, Malt Public House and Grand Central Bar in Auckland NZ
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I'm an Irish band-leader and singer/songwriter and I play guitar, bodhran and whistles. I'm looking for a solo position but would welcome forming groups with like-minded musicians. I can entertain and hold a crowd to the extent several of my weekly residencies in Auckland have lasted up to ten years. I understand crowds and perform accordingly. I can play the standard pub Irish songs and tunes but also crank out some great contemporary covers and originals when required. I have a very strong work ethic and understand the need to fit in with whatever the hosts demands are. My current set also c ...


Traditional Irish/Scottish
Go Lassie Go
Whisky in the Jar
Black Velvet Band
Irish Rover
Maries Wedding
Raglan Road
Wild Rover
Leezie Lindsay
I’ll Tell Me Ma
Star of the County Down
Loch Lomond/Red is the Rose
Fields of Athenry
Molly Malone/Cockles & Mussels
Danny Boy
Sean South
Black is the Colour
Homes of Donegal
Maid of Culmore*
The Green Fields of France*
The Fields of Athenry in G
The Parting Glass
Christy Moore
Back Home in Derry
Ordinary Man
Lannigans Ball-Bodhran
Limerick Rake-Bodhran
Galtee Mountain Boy
Cliffs of Doneen
Crack was 90 ...


Sean hails from ‘Lovely Derry on the banks of the Foyle’ but also has a very strong affiliation with Donegal, his spiritual home.
Sean’s’ interest in music started at a very young age listening to his mums’ record collection that featured Elvis Presley, Johnny cash and many of the well-known Irish showband style singers.
Sean’s first band was a rock outfit called Partisan that he joined when in London in 1986. Partisan enjoyed great live success playing at some of London’s best small music venues including The Mean Fiddler, Covent Garden’s Rock Garden and The Powerhouse.
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My first musical experiences were as a teenager in London playing original rock music. I moved to Auckland NZ in the 90's and have been playing Irish music there ever since, I'm now a full-time musician, living comfortably in The Coromandel area and still getting a buzz from playing music, sometimes up to five times per week.

Previous Clients

Father Teds Bar, Auckland, NZ owner Colin Fitzsimmons
The Clare Inn, Auckland, NZ owner Suzanne Conway
Malt Public House, Auckland, NZ manager Shane MacDonagh
Grand Central Bar, Auckland, NZ owner
St Patricks Festival, Auckland, NZ organiser Pam Glaser

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