John Kelly

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.

John on The Today Programme at BBC Radio 4

John was interviewed by Rebecca Long - along with Kevin Rowland of Dexy's Midnight Runners and Cait O Riordan formerly of The Pogues - to preview the Imagining Ireland event at the Royal Festval Hall.

link here

John hosts an event at the USA Ireland Sister Cities Summit at Croke Park, Dublin.

John chaired a discussion entitled The Power of Culture to Transform Lives. The panellists were Senator Fiach MacConghail, Kathleen Powell, President of Cinequest, Jim Sherdan and Róisín O.

The event was also addressed by the President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins with many mayors and civic leaders from Ireland and the US in attendance.

John at Irish Writers' Centre with Clare Keegan and Simon Van Booy

The US Ambassador to Ireland Kevin O'Malley hosted this event at the Irish Writer's Centre as part of The Creative Minds series.

Always a joy to meet up with President Michael D. Higgins

National Concert Hall - backstage

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