The late John Kelly was James' father, assuming this is the same James Kelly
that lives in Florida. John was a Clare man who moved to Dublin and was a
cobbler by trade as I recall. James recently released a CD with Zan McLeod
called "The Ring Sessions" which is high on my short list of favorite fiddle
releases of the year.
At 03:48 PM 12/19/96 -0500, Naka J Ishii wrote:
>When I was in Milltown Malbay for Willie Week, John Kelly was one of
>the fiddle teachers and general organizers of the fiddle classes for
>the school. I also enjoyed his playing during the sessions. I assumed
>he was related to James Kelly, the fiddler who now resides in Florida,
>but that was only because they look like they might be related, and
>I believe they both grew up in Dublin, from things I've gleaned.
>But John, James, and Kelly are all very common names in Ireland, and
>I was wondering if someone could elucidate and satisfy my curiousity.
>Thanks in advance.