This webinar was recorded on 26th February 2022, with live captioning and BSL.

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This webinar was a live event to share some of my journey and learning as I record my new album to be released later in 2022.

The film features:
00:00 Opening credits
00:15 Introductions from John Kelly
06:45 About my partners & Harry Murdoch from Unlimited
09:55 Conversation with John Merriman from Crown Lane Studio, Morden, London.
30:30 A short film by artist Patrick Samuels sharing his experience shadowing us in the studio.
37:42 A panel discussion on the music industry and accessibility with:
♪ John Kelly – Musician
♪ Rich Legate – Attitude is Everything,
♪ Rose Delcour-Min – The Musicians Union
♪ John Merriman – Crown Lane Studio.
01:11:51 Key learning and reflection from John Kelly

The R&D work and this sharing was funded by Unlimited. The album recording is also funded by Arts Council England ( ). Thanks to my project partners: Crown Lane Studios, Attitude Is Everything, The Musicians Union, Graeae Theatre Company ( ), Drake Music ( ) and Sage, Gateshead ( ) and Tom Besford at English Folk Expo ( ).

Thanks to Catja for live captioning, Sula & Backy for BSL interpreting, Robyn Steward, Stephen Collins, Rachel at Unlimited, Stephen Loyd & Peter Shaw for the subtitling.

And to the A team: my PA’s (Dave, Jo, Dave & Ben), Claire Teasdale, Anders (Shipshape Marketing) and Bonnie Schwarz.

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“I have been singing since I was 8, brought up with Irish music loving parents, and vinyl and cassettes all over the house, music has been my life. Musically, I am self taught. I started a band in my teens (Another Dead Rabbit) writing and gigging whenever and wherever I could. I took on the guitar, bass and keyboards and I’m pleased to say I’m still dodgy on them all”.

John Kelly is a warm, funny, passionate musician with over 30 years’ live experience. He is a lover and a (non-violent) fighter for equality, inclusion and human rights. His songwriting sits alongside that of his heroes and peers; containing all the compassion & conviction of Woody Guthrie, the fiery passion of Billy Bragg and the imaginative storytelling of Ian Dury & The Blockheads.

As a solo artist and lead member of the band Rockinpaddy he has wowed crowds at gigs ranging from backroom pubs to sold-out stadiums. John’s music is informed by his broad musical tastes encompassing Irish, folk and traditional music alongside rockabilly, punk, ska and blues.

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