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Jean Kelly - harp, fidel

Born in county Cork, Jean won a scholarship to the Royal College of Music. Since graduating she has led a busy life as a professional harper. She regularly tours with the Locrian Ensemble performing concerti by Handel and her own arrangements of beautiful 16th century harp music by the blind Irish harper, Turlough O'Carolan.

Jean has also worked with Yasmin Levy, The London Irish Sinfonia, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Boyzone, Phil Coulter and BBC television. Jean played the harp at Buckingham Palace for Prince Charles 50th Birthday, and is also involved in ongoing concerts for the Live Music Now! She has also released an acclaimed CD of Irish harp music as well as appearing on The Lord of the Rings soundtrack. Jean has recently performed in Vienna and St. Petersburg providing music for plays devised by Boomerang Theatre Company.