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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