Geoffrey Kelly

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Kelly playing a penny whistle in 2010

Geoffrey Kelly (born October 23, 1956 in Dumfries, Scotland) is a Canadian rock musician. He played guitars, flutes and bodhran for the folk rock band Spirit of the West, for whom he was also the lead vocalist on some songs;[1] he and John Mann were the band's primary songwriters.[2]

Kelly is also a full-time member of The Paperboys,[3] and released the solo album Gringo Star in 2002. He has also often toured internationally as an accompanying musician with The Irish Rovers.[4]

Kelly now resides in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with his family, wife Alison, son Ben, and daughter Maeve.


  • Gringo Star (2002)


  1. ^ Nick Krewen, "Spirit of The West plans to rattle the rafters at Concordia Club". Waterloo Region Record, October 11, 2005.
  2. ^ LeBlanc, Larry (18 May 1996). "WEA's Spirit of the West Follows Orchestral Route". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. p. 48. Retrieved 24 August 2020.
  3. ^ Roger Levesque, "Paperboys bring special delivery of eclectic sound". Edmonton Journal, November 16, 2017.
  4. ^ Jeremy Shepherd, "Not closing time just yet for The Irish Rovers; Iconic band bring their final tour to CelticFest". North Shore News, March 11, 2016.

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