Noah Kelly ’22 To Compete In All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil Competition

Noah is an alumnus of NEC's Preparatory School and has completed the first year of his Bachelor of Music in Contemporary Improvisation.

Noah Kelly, holding his violin and smiling.

Contemporary Improvisation student Noah Kelly ’22 has earned first place in the Fiddle Slow Airs category of the 2019 Fleadh Cheoil (Mid-Atlantic Region), an Irish music competition run by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann. The win qualifies Noah to compete in the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann (All-Ireland Feast of Music), which will take place August 11 – 18, 2019 in Drogheda, Ireland.

Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann (pronounced coal-tis kyol-tory air-in) is an international organization dedicated to the preservation and enjoyment of Irish music, dance, language, song and culture, with more than 400 branches worldwide and more than 60 in the United States.

Prior to beginning his Bachelor of Music in Contemporary Improvisation, Noah studied at NEC's Preparatory School for 12 years, where his activities included private lessons and playing in the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra.