John Kelly

John interviews U2's Adam Clayton for The Works Presents

John spent a day in Dublin with U2 bassist and GQ art columnist Adam Clayton. This to be broadcast in the new year.

The Irish Times. John lines up with a host of Irish writers on Bob Dylan's Nobel win.

The Irish Times.


John, Colm Tóibín, Ann Enright, Kevin Barry, John Montague and many more react to Dylan's Nobel. (John is a big Yes).


You can read the full article here

John has a poem in the current issue of Poetry Ireland Review ed. Vona Groarke.

The Works Presents Alice Maher

John interviews the artist Alice Maher about her life, her work and her materials.


The Works Presents Kevin Rowland

John interviews Dexy's frontman - pop music pioneer Kevin Rowland



Second programme in new series of The Works Presents - John interviews author Emma O'Donoghue.

John travels to Nice to meet author Emma O'Donoghue.


All the previous Works Presents interviews are slowly but surely appearing on RTE site. Emma interview is here

New Series of The Works Presents kicks off with John's interview with Tracey Emin

John travelled to London to meet Tracey Emin in her Shoreditch studio.


The Works Presents interviews are available here 

John moderates a public interview and performance with legendary multi-Grammy winning songwriter Jimmy Webb

John was honoured to be moderator at a special interview and performance by Jimmy Webb. It was part of the Creative Minds Series and took place at the residence of US Ambassador to Ireland, Kevin O'Malley. Jimmy talked about his career and sang some of the greatest songs ever written including Wichita Lineman and By The Time I Get to Phoenix.

Portrait of John by Alex Sapienza

John sat for a portrait by Alex Sapienza in his studio in South William Street in Dublin. Alex is a specialist in wet plate colodion and vintage portraiture. Tintype and glass photography. 

John hosts Imagining Ireland at the Royal Festival Hall, London

The recent National Concert Hall, Dublin event, programmed and hosted by John and the NCH, moves to the Royal Festival Hall, London. President Michael Higgins and his wife Sabina are in attendance for this highlight of the Ireland 2016 Programme.

Kevin Rowland, Paul Brady, Andy Irvine, Martin Carthy, Lisa O'Neill, James Vincent McMorrow, Camille O'Sullivan, Barry Douglas, Cait O'Riordan, Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill, Cathal Coughlan and MD and arranger Kate St. John.

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