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Redbrick Duo 

Electronic Press Kit


Redbrick Duo: Irish classical guitarist Damien Kelly and American flutist Jessica Kelly joined forces in 2014 to form Redbrick Duo. Their recitals bring a fresh approach to the flute/guitar combo, incorporating a blend of standard repertoire along with their own unique arrangements of folk and pop music. They have toured extensively throughout the United States and Ireland, performing at the American Irish Historical Society in New York City, the E.U. Ambassador's residence in Washington, D.C., as part of the Kaleidoscope Concert Series in Dublin, and at a New York University event honoring world renowned flutist, Sir James Galway. In 2018, they performed a series of recitals in China at concert halls in Beijing, Suzhou, Jinan, and Donying. Their two albums are available on iTunes, Spotify, and CD Baby, and have received airplay on Ireland’s classical music station, RTÉ lyric fm. 

Damien Kelly: Irish guitarist Damien Kelly made his first major breakthrough in the Irish classical music scene with his debut EP “Jolt” in collaboration with composer Ciarán Farrell. It went straight to number one in the Irish iTunes classical chart in 2011. In 2012 he released a full-length album “New Frontiers” under the same collaboration, which is frequently played on national radio. Damien has performed as a soloist at Kings College, Cambridge, the Irish Embassy, London, the American Irish Historical Society, NYC and the National Concert Hall, Dublin. He has won national competitions in Ireland including the Senior Guitar and Contemporary Music Centre competitions at the Feis Ceoil. He has taught at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Dundalk Institute of Technology and currently is the Music Department Head at the Smith School NYC. He completed a BA in Applied Music at Dundalk Institute of Technology in 2009 while studying with Marion Hyland at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, and a MMus in performance in 2010 studying with Dr. John Feeley at the DIT Conservatory of Music. In 2014 he was awarded a scholarship by Manhattan School of Music to take part in their professional studies program, where he studied with Mark Delpriora. Upon finishing his studies at Manhattan School of Music he was awarded the Segovia Augustine Award of Excellence, given to one graduating guitarist each year. 

Jessica Kelly: 

Flutist Jessica Kelly is a Broadway, orchestral, session, and chamber musician based in New York City. She recently held the flute and piccolo chair in Camelot on Broadway at Lincoln Center. She previously held the flute, piccolo, and alto flute chair in New York City Center's production of Evita and in the first U.S. national tour of Love Never Dies, Andrew Lloyd Webber's sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. She has also performed in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular show, and is currently a substitute for the flute, piccolo, and recorder chair for Sweeney Todd on Broadway. She has played with popular groups including Celtic Woman and The Irish Tenors, and has played recitals with the renowned wind quintet, Sylvan Winds.

Jessica holds a Master of Music in Flute Performance from the Manhattan School of Music, and a Bachelor of Music from Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music. Her prominent teachers include Thomas Robertello, Marya Martin, and Catherine Karoly.


Redbrick Duo
Redbrick Duo - Lough Allen (Ciarán Farrell)
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Redbrick Duo - Variations on "The Carnival of Venice" by Alan Thomas
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Redbrick Duo - Sonatina For Flute and Guitar: II. Tempo di Siciliana (Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco)
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Falling Slowly from "Once" performed by Redbrick Duo
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Isolation (2020)


Redbrick Duo (2015)


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