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James Kelly, Irish Fiddler

James Kelly, Irish Fiddler

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In this podcast we feature Irish fiddler James Kelly originally of Dublin, Ireland, and widely recognized as one of Ireland’s leading traditional fiddle players. Recorded May 22, 1992 by the Florida Folklife Program at the 1992 Florida Folk Festival in White Springs, Florida.

Transcript of the Introduction

Welcome back to the Florida Folklife Collection podcast series from the State Library and Archives of Florida.

Since the early days of European settlement in America, Irish ballads and rhythms have influenced and informed American song.

In this podcast we feature Irish fiddler James Kelly originally of Dublin, Ireland, and widely recognized as one of Ireland's leading traditional fiddle players. He is a recipient of the "Florida Folk Heritage Award" as well as the "Florida Individual Artist Fellowship in Folk Arts Award." In addition, James Kelly has shared his remarkable talent with Floridians while serving as a master artist in the Florida Folklife Apprenticeship Program. This performance was taken from the Old Marble Stage of the 1992 Florida Folk Festival. He is accompanied by George Phillips on guitar.

Please visit us again soon for more music from the Florida Folklife Collection. And now James Kelly and George Phillips. Enjoy.