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Maria Kelly

Indie // Dublin // she/her

Nestled somewhere along the Irish coast, Maria Kelly is writing songs for sensitivities.

Galvanised by the likes of Daughter, Laura Marling and Lucy Rose, Maria has crafted her own world of delicately woven indie-folk with a sincerity that cuts to the bone.

This sincerity is what captivated a dedicated audience for her 2021 debut album 'The Sum of the In-between'. Detailing the intricacies of her own mental health journey, the record quickly found it's home, amassing millions of Spotify streams, leading to performances alongside Kodaline, Orla Gartland, and James Vincent McMorrow, and soundtracking RTÉ's trailer for ‘Conversations With Friends’.

In 2023, Maria focused her efforts on growing a grassroots community while she finished her next offering. Craving more authentic artist-listener connection, Maria embarked on a DIY 'Living Room Tour'; rooms of 40-50 strangers, huddled around the fire, sharing stories, songs, and vulnerabilities. So far, these dates have spanned Ireland, the UK, and the Netherlands, cultivating a close-knit audience that have not only found a connection to Maria's music, but also to each other.

Maria's second album is now due for release in early 2025, with the first single landing sooner than you think. Produced by her creative-collaborator Matt Harris (Veta, HAVVK), and mixed/mastered by Rocky O'Reilly (Start Together, Oppenheimer).

Exploring deeper sonic and emotional wells, this record packs a punch, and soothes like a balm, promising to be Maria's most affecting work to date.

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KT Tunstall, James Vincent McMorrow, Villagers, Paul Noonan (Bell X1), Orla Gartland, Kodaline, Billie Marten, Alice Phoebe Lou, All The Luck In The World, Imagining Ireland, Other Voices, All Together Now, Another Love Story, Sounds From A Safe Harbour, Quiet Lights, Fall Right Into Place, Ireland Music Week


60,000+ Monthly Listeners

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"Kelly confidently makes the listener her confidante."
- Clash

" vocals."
- Notion

“...haunting, deep and intimate.”

+ previous support from The Line Of Best Fit, Mahogany, Consequence of Sound, The 405, Nialler9, The Irish Times, Hotpress, Goldenplec, The Thin Air, The Last Mixed Tape, Totally Dublin


BBC 6Music (Anne Frankenstein), BBC Radio Ulster, XS Manchester, Today FM, RTÉ 2fm Track Of The Week x3, RTÉ Radio 1, Newstalk, Totally Irish 98fm, 11mil+ Irish radio impacts, 3000+ plays across 25 Irish stations

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6th June 2024 19:00 Headline Show

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