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Luke Kelly

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Lattimore Cottages, 1 Sheriff Street, Dublin, County Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
Death: January 30, 1984 (43)
In hospital, Dublin, County Dublin, Leinster, Ireland (brain tumor)
Place of Burial: Dublin, County Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
Immediate Family:

Son of Luke Kelly
Ex-husband of Deirdre O'Connell
Partner of Private
Brother of Private and Private

Occupation: Singer, Folk Musician (The Dubliners)
Managed by: Terry Teford Cooper
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About Luke Kelly

Luke Kelly was an Irish singer, folk musician and actor from Dublin, Ireland. Born into a working-class household in Dublin city, Kelly moved to England in his late teens and by his early 20s had become involved in a folk music revival. Returning to Dublin in the 1960s, he is noted as a founding member of the band The Dubliners. Becoming known for his distinctive singing style and sometimes political messages, he is widely regarded as one of Ireland's greatest folk singers.

In addition to being a musician, Kelly was a strong advocate for nationalist, socialist, civil rights, and labor movement causes.

Kelly's paternal grandfather was from outside Athlone, County Westmeath, Ireland, while his maternal grandmother was a MacDonald born in Scotland. Kelly was one of six children in a tight-knit family.

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Luke Kelly's Timeline

1940
November 17, 1940
Dublin, County Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
1984
January 30, 1984
Age 43
Dublin, County Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
February 1984
Age 43
Dublin, County Dublin, Leinster, Ireland