The Roaring Kelly Band has a passion for traditional, lively Celtic-acoustic music full of drive for a big dose of bounce and fun.
The Roaring Kelly Band keeps the Celtic flame burning bright and is delighted to bring these well-known tunes to life so you too can enjoy the power, spirit, and allure of traditional Irish music. Featuring acoustic instruments (violin, wooden flute, tin whistle, Irish bouzouki, guitar, and banjo), we perform hard-driving reels, vicious jigs, jumping hornpipes, lilting waltzes, and enchanting airs as well as singing ballads, Irish rebel songs, and rowdy drinking songs. For yucks and chuckles, we sometimes let go a bit of bluegrass or jump in with American folk songs. The Roaring Kelly Band keeps it lively and delivers heaps of rambunctious fun.
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Rosemarie (Irish wooden flute, penny whistle, violin, vocals) was classically trained with a music performance degree from the University of Miami and also studied at the Scola Cantorum in Paris, France. She has studied Irish wooden flute with Ivan Goff, former member of Eileen Ivers Band.
Ian (violin) from Palm Beach Gardens, was classically trained and played with the Palm Beach Atlantic University Symphony for five seasons. He developed his quick-fingered Celtic fiddling with the mentoring of Irish-American fiddle masters including Mary Gallacher.
Bill (bass) is a jazz pianist, saxophone player, percussionist, and bassist who began his musical education as principal percussionist in Mississippi State University’s Famous Maroon Band. He has played for 32 seasons in the Broward Symphony as well as in other local orchestras.
Randy (bouzouki, banjo, guitar, vocals) began his musical journey in jazz but his heart has stayed with his family’s vibrant Irish cultural heritage and Celtic musical traditions to provide the creative groove for the band.