John Kelly

John Kelly hosts The Works Presents on RTÉ1 television - Thursdays at 11.15pm. He also presents The JK Ensemble on RTÉ Lyric FM - Monday to Friday from 2 to 4pm & Radio Clash on RTE 2XM, on Sundays at noon.


The Works Presents

The Works Presents is a series of in-depth interviews with leading figures in the arts. Thursday nights at 11.15 on RTE Televsion.

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The View

RTÉ's flagship arts programme for 12 years – a varied panel of contributors offering their opinions on the books, films, plays and exhibitions of the moment.

Watch The View on the RTÉ Player


The JK Ensemble

From Bach to Brian Eno, from Billie Holiday to Sigur Rós, transform your afternoons with a sonic adventure.

The JK Ensemble @ Lyric FM


Radio Clash

From ska to punk, soul to hip-hop and more besides. All the twisted roots and shoots of rock n'roll.

Radio Clash @ RTE



Other Voices

The John Kelly hosted RTÉ’s Other Voices from seasons three to seven.

Other Voices @ RTE.ie


Mystery Train

John received PPI Award for Music Broadcaster of the Year for Mystery Train. An instant cult classic, Mystery Train ran from 2000 – 2006 on RTÉ 1. 

Mystery Train @ RTE


Eclectic Ballroom

In the late nineties John moved from the BBC to Today FM to host the groundbreaking Eclectic Ballroom – forming a legendary night-time partnership with Donal Dineen, whose 'Here Comes the Night' immediately followed John's show.