Kellys Heroes

Loughborough, Leicestershire
From: £650
Verified bookings: 10
Reviews: 11
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Price from: £650

The richness provided by the accordion, powerful rhythm guitar and bodhran give a fullness of sound that belies the number of people on stage and with a repertoire encompassing fast and furious Celtic songs and tunes, gentle ballads and quality contemporary numbers by the likes of Christy Moore, Eric Bogle and Ewan MacColl as well as some original material, this East Midlands based band are one of the most sought after on the circuit.

The band was formed in 1983 with our vocalist, Tony, being one of the original line-up. Since then, Kellys Heroes have played to audiences including 40,000 people at the Glasgow Mayfest, 25,000 at the Heineken Big Top with The Pogues, a Chateau in France for a very exclusive birthday party and to 6 people in a kitchen for a family celebration as well as just about every other type of event you can imagine in between!

Some of the more memorable venues Kellys Heroes have played include The Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, The Alexandra Palace, London, Stowe School, Buckingham, Camden Irish Centre, London, Kilburn Irish Centre, London, Rock City, Nottingham, Celtic Supporters Club, Glasgow, Leicester Tigers Stadium, Leicester, The Hammersmith Apollo, London.

We have also played the end of tour parties for the Threepenny Opera and Reasons To Be Cheerful theatre productions and the end of shoot parties for a couple of ITV series as well as being filmed as part of the story lines!

Kellys Heroes have recorded 12 albums as well as individual band members appearing on many, many more.

Bookings are undertaken with a flexible line-up from a three-piece band up to a five-piece band. Instrumentation includes Vocals, Guitar, Button Accordion, Melodeon, Bodhran, Fiddle, Whistles, Banjo and Mandolin depending on the line-up booked. In addition, when playing for Ceilidhs and Barn Dances, Kellys always bring along a caller who works wonders at getting people involved in fun, easy traditional dances.

Kellys Heroes are available for festivals, folk clubs, pubs and clubs as well as all types of private functions, including weddings!

11 Reviews
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Olivia Gunn

Jan. 19, 2019

Amazing! I had about 80 people at my birthday party and the majority had never been to a Ceilidh before. Everyone got involved and loved it! It was a great atmosphere, thank you guys!

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Alice Duggan

Aug. 11, 2018

Kelly's Heros were absolutely spot on. Really got the party going and although we were all new to Ceilidh the caller kept us all right! They arrived an hour early to set up and were flexible to any requests, they even played 'one more tune' at the end. I would highly recommend for any event!

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Will T.

Jan. 7, 2017

Hi, Hope you're all well! Just a quick email to let you know my appreciation for both your music and your passion shown at the weekend. You played at my partners grandparents party on Saturday evening and I must say both I and everyone attending was absolutely blown away by you guys! I will definitely be contacting you in the future to book again. All the best for the new year!

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Nic & Vin

April 8, 2017

Dear Kellys Heroes, Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. You were brilliant and so patient with us! So many of our guests have remarked how much they loved it- from the 20 year olds to the 70 year olds, all loved it and joined in, which is exactly what we wanted. Even the hip-hop fans who normally grumble at anything else were up having a whale of a time. We appreciated you expertise and advice and would recommend you to others. We hope you enjoyed playing and we're sorry the rugby score was not better!

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Pete James

Aug. 5, 2017

Kellys Heroes, I cannot thank you enough for the most fantastic night I think I might have had in all my fifty years! I have not stopped smiling since. A dream come true for me to have Kellys playing in my garden and as the song goes- You couldn't have come at a better time!!

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Debbie

Oct. 29, 2017

Great night! Great songs by a great band-and love my new cd's!!

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FAQ
  • What kind of events do you usually serve?
    Anything and everything! We've been doing this for a long time so if we haven't exactly done your type of event you can pretty much guarantee we've done something similar :)
  • Do you have your own PA and lighting?
    Our PA will cover venues with a capacity of up to 250 people and we carry two floor spotlights as standard.
  • Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
    Yes, we have full Public Liability Insurance and all of our electrical eqipment is PAT tested annually. All certificates can be emailed on confirmation of a booking if required.
  • How much space do you require?
    A minimum of 10ft wide by 7ft deep
  • My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
    We don't learn specific numbers for specific gigs but it's always worth asking if we can do a request that's not on our current list!
  • How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
    For 2x45 mins sets, one break 20-30 mins For ceilidhs of up to 3 hour time slot, usually one break of approx 30 mins.


Set List/Services

All For Me Grog

Arthur McBride

Ballad of Cable Street

Banks Of Red Roses

Banks Of The Roses

Blacksmith

Black Velvet Band

Black Is The Colour

Blarney Roses

Boston Burglar

Both Sides The Tweed

Carnlough Bay

Carrick Fergus

Clare To Here

Cliffs Of Dooneen

Cocky Farmer

Couldn't Have Come At A Better Time

Cunla

Danny Boy

Devil Is Dead

Dirty Old Town

Don't Come Again

Dublin's Fair City

Farewell To The Gold

Fields Of Athenry

Flower Of Scotland

First Time Ever I Saw Your Face

Foggy Dew

Follow Me Up To Carlow

Galway Girl

Galway Shawl

Green Fields Of France

Goodbye Muirsheen Dirkin

Hard Life

Home, Boys, Home

Horo, Johhny

I Know My Love

I'll Tell Me Ma

I'm A Rover

James Connolly

Johnny Come Lately

Leaving Of Liverpool

Little Beggarman

Liverpool Lou

Mountain Dew

Move Along

Mull River Shuffle

My Young Man

Nancy Spain

Newry Highwayman

New York Girls

Nothing To Show For It All

Old Maid In The Garrett

Only Our Rivers Run Free

Raggle Taggle Gypsies

Rambling Irishman

Rattling Bog

Ride On

Sam Hall

Seven Days Are In The Week

Seven Drunken Nights

Seventeen On Sunday

Shamrock Shore

She Moves Through The Fair

Sober Men

Soldier Boy

Sonny's Dream

Speed Of The Sound Of Loneliness

Star Of The County Down

Step It Out Mary

The Nightingale

The Town I Love So Well

Waltzing Mathilda

Westering Home

Whiskey In The Jar

Wild Rover

Wild Colonial Boy

Wish I Was Back In Liverpool

Wish I Was In England

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