Paddy Kelly is a member of the Kelly Family and was born in Dublin, Ireland. He plays guitar, piano, keyboards, percussion, bass, harmonica, penny whistle, and congas.
Together with his sister Kathy Kelly, he produced most of the albums of the Kelly Family, starting with the most successful one, "Over the Hump", in 1994. In 2003, he published a solo album called "In Exile". In 2004, he surprised the fans by starting to study theology and moving into a covent in France where he eventually became a monk in 2008, taking on the name Brother John Paul Mary. Since then, he has performed a few times on catholic festivals, but never again together with his family,although he is on good terms with them. Videos of his performances can be found on youtube.
Angelo KellyPaddy KellyJohnny Kelly (non-treble) This Kelly Family special event took place 10 days before the reunification between East and West Germany, in November 1989. Twelve-year-old Paddy Kelly and eight-year-old Angelo Kelly are featured. Produced for East Germany TV station. 87 min.
Angelo Kelly (non-treble)Paddy Kelly (non-treble) "This is a strange little movie. It's partly a road movie. It's partly a documentary. It's partly a backstage pass. It's strange little movie that takes a look at an extraordinary group of people - The Kelly Family. It's a strange little movie shot during the course of their winter tour of 2002/2003 on the roads of mainland Europa through Germany, Holland and Belgium. It's a strange little movie about life, about love, about loss...about the future. Actually, mostly it's a movie about the future, about the road ahead, about the next concert, about the next song...about the music. In fact above all it's about the music, because this is the Kelly Family and first last and always it's about the music."
Angelo Kelly (non-treble)Paddy Kelly (non-treble) In the spring of 2001 the Kelly Family went to studio in the south of France to begin the recordings for their album "La Patata", whicht was completed in various studios in Germany and Belgium. Angelo, Maite, Paddy, Barby, Joey, Jimmy and Patricia were captured on camera in a very up-close and intimate way, giving us the chance to peek into creative and private moments in their lives.