Kristin Kelly has many years experience with Irish fiddle. After playing in a Bush Band for a couple of years, her love of Irish music began at the Willy Clancy week in Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare where she did masterclasses with Martin Hayes and PJ Hayes. She soon after joined Prague based Irish group Puca Rua for a couple of years before moving to Ireland to join the Barleyshakes with whom she remains a key member.
Kristin runs the strings program at the Noosa Pengari Steiner School where she tutors almost 70 pupils and conducts two orchestras. She has always included Celtic music in her school program. Her skill as a teacher is echoed by her pupils’ success: many have gone on to music scholarships and continue to love their instruments.