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Lisa Kelly - Pictures, Videos, Biography
- Name: Lisa Kelly
- Birth name: Laoise Ní Cheallaigh
- Birth Date: May 7, 1977
- Birth Place: Dublin, Ireland
- Married: Yes (Scott Porter)
- Children: two sons, Cian and Jack
- Genres: Classical, Celtic
- Occupation: Singer
- Instruments: Vocals, Piano
- Labels: Celtic Collections, Manhattan
- Associated acts: Celtic Woman
Lisa Kelly is a singer of both Classical and Celtic music best known as one of the soloists in popular Irish singing group Celtic Woman.
Lisa Kelly Biography
Lisa Kelly (Laoise Ní Cheallaigh) was born in Dublin, Ireland, on May 7th, 1977, into a musical family, with both her parents and sisters being singers. Lisa is a multi-award winning artist who is classically trained in both singing and piano. She has been singing since the early age of seven, when she starred in the musical version of Bugsy Malone.
A talented actress as well as a singer, Lisa continued her studies in drama. During her musical career, she has played several principal roles, such as "Velma Kelly" in Chicago, "Florence" in Chess, "Laurie" in Oklahoma, "Maria" in West Side Story, and "Sandy" in Grease.
She has also performed in numerous concerts at Dublin's National Concert Hall including: "The Magic of Gershwin," "The Music of Cole Porter," and "From Romberg to Rodgers" to name but a few.
Lisa won many awards for singing and drama in Ireland, among them the Feis Ceoil R&R Cup, The Tomas Moore "Singer of the Year" and "Best Female Performer" in the Northern Ireland Musical Awards.
In 2000 Lisa joined the cast of "Riverdance" and toured with them for four years. In 2003 she recorded her debut solo album entitled Lisa.
In 2004 Lisa Kelly was asked to be part of the popular Irish singing group Celtic Woman. The group has since released three albums and embarked on several world tours.