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Damien Kelly

Classical Guitar, Piano, Rock Band, Music Production


Irish guitarist Damien Kelly made his first major breakthrough in the Irish classical music scene with his debut EP Jolt in collaboration with composer Ciarán Farrell which went immediately to number one in the Irish iTunes classical chart in 2011. In 2012 he released a full-length album New Frontiers under the same collaboration, which is frequently played on national radio. Damien has performed as a soloist at Kings College, Cambridge, the Irish Embassy, London, the American Irish Historical Society, NYC and the National Concert Hall, Dublin. He has won national competitions in Ireland including the Senior Guitar and Contemporary Music Centre competitions at the Feis Ceoil. He has taught at Maynooth University, Ireland, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland and is currently the Music Department Head at the Smith School


Damien is a graduate of Manhattan School of Music, Dublin Institute of Technology: Conservatory of Music and Drama, Dublin and Dundalk Institute of Technology.

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