John Kelly

From Voice Overs to MC Engagements, Interviews & Public Events, John Kelly is an in demand Speaker.


As a voiceover artist John has been involved in many high profile campaigns including the much loved Guinness Christmas TV advert.  Other clients have included Hibernian Insurance, MCD, Note productions, Aiken Promotions and the Heritage Council.

John has also leant his voice to Aer Lingus in-flight radio, and narrated many TV and radio programmes, including U2's Missing Sarajevo documentary.  

Public Interviews

John Kelly & The Edge

John has been interviewing people for over 25 years.  Apart from his interviews on TV and in print, John is in demand for public events. His style and manner is highly regarded and he has presided over many extremely successful public events.  Public interviews conducted by John include:

  • The Edge, Trinity College Dublin
  • Sinead O'Connor, Hot Press Hall of Fame
  • Julian Schnabel, The IFI
  • Vanessa Redgrave - RTÉ / Amnesty International
  • Angelica Huston, National Library of Ireland
  • Colm McCann, Tallaght Library
  • Peter O’Toole, Galway Film Fleadh
  • Jeremy Irons, Galway Film Fleadh
  • Steve Reich, Cork Opera House, O’Reilly Theatre Dublin
  • Stephen Rea, Celtic Media Festival, Galway
  • The Edge, Morleigh Steinberg, Oguri, Arcane Collective - Guggenheim Museum, New York
  • Colm Meaney Rotunda, Dublin. St. Patrick's Festival.

MC & Chair

John Kelly

MC Engagements have included:

  • The IAPI Awards
  • The Hennessy Book Awards 
  • Fiachra Trench Tribute Concert, National Concert Hall
  • Van Morrison Irish Tour
  • Chieftains Live CD
  • Launch of Beckett on Film at Dublin Castle with President Mary McAleese
  • Seamus Heaney 70th Celebration at IMMA
  • Seamus Heaney & Liam O’Flynn events at Gate Theatre, Dublin, the Barbican in London and Kennedy Center in Washington
  • Vodafone Film Festival
  • Drinkaware Film Competition
  • Launch of Drogheda Arts Festival
  • Launch of 'Gloria' by Tim Thurston at Trinity College Dublin
  • Seamus Heaney National Memorial Concert at National Concert Hall Dublin
  • President Michael D. Higgins Garden Party Concert at Áras an Uachtaráin.
  • Ballynahinch Castle - Cancer Care West Event with Gabriel Byrne and Bill Whelan
  • Imagining Home 2016 - National Concert Hall Dublin
  • Imagining Home 2016 - Royal Festival Hall London

As a chair, John's engagements have included:

  • Arts Council Conerence on New Media, National Concert Hall
  • Seamus Heaney Lecture Series, St Patricks College, Drumcondra 
  • Field Day Theatre Company Event, Notre Dame University, Dublin 
  • Diaspora Conference, University College Dublin
  • Works in Process, Guggenhiem Museum, New York