Look what’s just arrived!! After a few delays, we have just received the first copies of our new album, ‘Live At Scilly Folk Festival’.
This is our very first entirely live album, recorded in May when we headlined the opening concert for the 2018 Scilly Folk Festival.
Our new album, ‘Live At Scilly Folk Festival’, was recorded by our sound engineer on the night, Brendan McGreal, of Cornish Underground (cornishunderground.co.uk) and produced by Celteire Music which is the recording company owned by Kellys’ guitarist, Steve Hall, and our accordionist, Helen O’Connell. It’s packed with seventeen tracks played in true Kellys Heroes style. With over an hour of live music from the truly foot-stomping ‘Galway Girl’ to the heartfelt ‘Caledonia’, this album really captures the essence of what a Kellys Heroes gig is all about! ‘Live At Scilly Folk Festival’ is available to buy from our store now so take a look at the full track listing. We think you’re going to love it- we do!
The concert took place in the Town Hall, Hughes Town, on the stunning St Mary’s island. It was the first visit to the Scilly Isles for everyone in the band and we were very much looking forward to it after hearing so many great things about both the Scilly Isles and the festival. We boarded the Scillonian Ferry in what felt like the middle of the night, feeling a little bit the worse for wear from lack of sleep and over-enthusiastic socialising with new friends made at the previous night’s gig in Truro. The four-hour ferry crossing from Penzance to Hughes Town left everyone in no doubt as to which two of the band are good travellers and which two really aren’t! Helen and Simon disembarked both very white with just a hint of green around the gills but we arrived to bright blue skies, a couple of friends quayside who had made the journey by plane or should that be biplane?) and two of the friendliest festival organisers who quickly sorted out our bags which were sent ahead to the digs and the instruments which went straight to the sound check.
It’s fair to say that our first impressions of the island were stunning and we continued to be wowed by it’s beauty as much as by the friendliness of the local people throughout our stay. So much so that we intend to make a return trip next year and are hoping to stay longer and to be able to venture onto more of the islands next time!