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Fidelma Kelly - Biography

Fidelma is a classically trained soprano, who is also very comfortable singing gospel and contemporary styles.

She has performed many standards of the classical soprano repertoire, with a 14-piece orchestra under the baton of Damian Gallagher, with solo piano, and even unaccompanied, at golf clubs and concerts.

In Summer 2013 she had the great privilege to be chosen to perform with the legendary Ennio Morricone and his Orchestra in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham.

Apart from her classical experience, she has sung Gospel and Folk with the Dublin Gospel Choir and the Rathmines Folk Group. With the DGC she has sung backing vocals with Westlife, the Dubliners and Cathy Davey, including two Late Late Show appearances.

Fidelma has sung solo and backing vocals several times in the National Concert Hall with the RTE Concert Orchestra's 'Crooning at Christmas' and Dean Martin tribute concert 'That's Amore'.

Fidelma formed, managed, and sang with the very successful three-girl group Girl-Talk. Their collaboration with the RTE Concert Orchestra saw them performing in the National Concert Hall, the Helix and Farmleigh, as well as in London, Sweden and Denmark with the BBC Concert Orchestra and the Danish Symphony Orchestra. They headlined the Cork Jazz Festival with the Hot City Orchestra, and had many television and radio appearances including the Late Late Show, 'Kenny Live', Eurosong, and the Ronan Collins and Pat Kenny Radio Shows.

Girl-Talk is continuing under their new name, The Honeydews, specialising in the Andrews Sisters-type close harmonies and pop and jazz standards in the style of the Swing / Boogie Woogie era.

Fidelma studied under Kathryn Smith, and later with Damian Gallagher, and is continuing musicianship studies at DIT Conservatory of Music.