MP3 The Kells - WORLD: Celtic
Hardcore Irish Trad Music: "High-Energy music that flows on an etherial and cerebral plane driven by some kind of celestial energy..." John O''Regan of Irish Music Magazine 2004
13 MP3 Songs
WORLD: Celtic, NEW AGE: Celtic New Age
"Some events are stamped into one''s consciousness to remain there forever. For me seeing The Kells play live for the first time was one such event. I watched three musicians... appear on stage and commence to play and weave their magic. Magic it certainly was - music that flowed on an ethereal and cerebral plane driven by some kind of celestial energy. It tripped the dancers feet into action, but it also went beyond and rested in some secret interior place. It was spirited music, Celtic music for mind and body and somewhere else in between. It was to quote Van Morrison ''inarticulate speech of the heart''."
- John O''Regan of Irish Music Magazine, Garryowen, Limerick, Ireland 2004
THE KELLS are Brian McCoy, Kim Rattan and Eddie Cotter
Flute, Tin Whistle, Low Whistle, Irish Bagpipes
The McCoys hail from Ballaghadereen, Co. Roscommon, home of many top musicians: Matt Molloy, Seamus Tansey, with the Killorans living just next door. Down the road a bit, Brian grew up with the legendary Irish musicians living in Chicago. He has won numerous competitions, taught and played at The Milwaukee Irish Fest, and performed at Willie Clancy Week in Clare, Ireland. Irish Radio featured McCoy live on several occasions. Irish Music Magazine featured his band, The Gabriel Hounds, as they took the USA by storm for five years.
Kim Rattan continues to thrill audiences with her powerfully intricate guitar work, and her world-class captivating vocals. Actually you''ve already heard her on many commercial radio and TV spots. Rock, Pop, Celtic, she masters it all. She has the personality and warmth of a close friend, and the power and kick of a whole band all to herself. Raised on Bluegrass, Kim hails from a long line of great musicians. Arnold Stevens is her father, who is (according to Kim) the best guitarist ever and he is of course, her hero. At the age of 74 he is still gigging at least twice a week, picking & grinning in Central Ohio. Follwing in his footsetps, Kim''s acclaim is as rich as her music.
A premier Bodhran player for over twenty years, Eddie is highly sought after for private lessons, clinics, workshops, and recording work. His playing style is solidly anchored in the traditional style by providing a "lift" to the music but also incorporates a healthy "drive" from his rock ''n roll influence and background.