Frank Kilkelly grew up in Castlebar Co.Mayo, and learnt his craft playing guitar in countless local sessions in the mid–seventies, as traditional music was enjoying a revival. In 1986 he moved to London, and while there toured and recorded with many musicians prominent on the English folk circuit, working regularly in Europe and the USA. Amongst others, he worked with accordeonist Luke Daniels, harmonica player Brendan Power, singer Maggie Boyle, legendary Scots/Irish band Boys of The Lough, singer and piper Christy O’Leary. From Ireland, he worked with singer Sean Keane, piano accordeonist Alan Kelly, as well some jazz –flavoured acoustic bands while based in London. In 1998, he moved back to Ireland, and since his return, he has worked with Mairtín O’Connor, Cathal Hayden, Sharon Shannon, Finbar Furey, Charlie Lennon, Frankie Gavin’s De Danann, John McSherry, Dermot Byrne and Floriane Blancke, among others.
See Frank’s Discography here.