This is the completely unofficial
homepage of the Irish father and son street-act Adam O'Henry. Adam and Henry Kelly
are Irish citizens born and bred in America, in a small community outside Boston.
In fact they are relatives to the famous Kelly family, Henry is brother to their father
Bob, and Adam is thus their cousin. Adam was born on
November 24 1975, and his father was born on June 6 1937.
Henry used to be a cross-country truck-driver for many years in the United
States, until he, Adam and "Eve", Adam's guitar, formed their band in 1987. Since
then they have released several CD's with songs, including some written by Adam
himself, as well as more traditional Irish folkmusic and other popular tunes. The duo
has been heard on the streets as well as on the radio and television in several
countries, such as Austria, Italy, Hungary, Sweden, Norway and Germany.
Adam O'Henry at the Malmöfestival in 1994.
Adam O'Henry are also two of the five "Lords of the Dance". That means that they were
amongst the first to express old Irish folkmusic in a more modern way - Irish dance-
floor music. They are also the first street-act ever to release their music on CD, which is
very appreciated among their ever growing public.
During the past few years, Adam has started to play together with his cousins in
the Kelly-family instead of playing with his father on the streets, but they recently
made a comeback at the Malmöfestival together with Angelo Kelly, which was very appreciated
by their vast number of fans in Sweden.
Their story could fill an entire book, but they have a far better way of expressing
themselves - through their music. As Adam puts it:
"Our story begins and ends in the music."
Picture designed by the author after a photo
from the "C'mon in" album.
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