Lisa Kelly

Lisa Kelly

  • Name: Lisa Kelly
  • Birth name: Laoise Ní Cheallaigh
  • Birth Date: May 7, 1977
  • Birth Place: Dublin, Ireland
  • Married: Yes (Scott Porter)
  • Children: two sons, Cian and Jack
  • Genres: Classical, Celtic
  • Occupation: Singer
  • Instruments: Vocals, Piano
  • Labels: Celtic Collections, Manhattan
  • Associated acts: Celtic Woman

Lisa Kelly is a singer of both Classical and Celtic music best known as one of the soloists in popular Irish singing group Celtic Woman.

(Other Celtic Woman members include: Chloë Agnew, Órla Fallon, Méav Ní Mhaolchatha, Máiréad Nesbitt (fiddler), and Hayley Westenra)


Lisa Kelly Biography

Lisa Kelly (Laoise Ní Cheallaigh) was born in Dublin, Ireland, on May 7th, 1977, into a musical family, with both her parents and sisters being singers. Lisa is a multi-award winning artist who is classically trained in both singing and piano. She has been singing since the early age of seven, when she starred in the musical version of Bugsy Malone.

A talented actress as well as a singer, Lisa continued her studies in drama. During her musical career, she has played several principal roles, such as "Velma Kelly" in Chicago, "Florence" in Chess, "Laurie" in Oklahoma, "Maria" in West Side Story, and "Sandy" in Grease.

She has also performed in numerous concerts at Dublin's National Concert Hall including: "The Magic of Gershwin," "The Music of Cole Porter," and "From Romberg to Rodgers" to name but a few.

Lisa won many awards for singing and drama in Ireland, among them the Feis Ceoil R&R Cup, The Tomas Moore "Singer of the Year" and "Best Female Performer" in the Northern Ireland Musical Awards.

In 2000 Lisa joined the cast of "Riverdance" and toured with them for four years. In 2003 she recorded her debut solo album entitled Lisa.

In 2004 Lisa Kelly was asked to be part of the popular Irish singing group Celtic Woman. The group has since released three albums and embarked on several world tours.




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Roland on May 06, 2013:


Cheryl Buisson on April 23, 2013:

You are so gifted,your singing is angelic,you are just the best singer God has sent to us!

Summer on April 14, 2013:

Omg I love lesa

Rick on March 16, 2013:

Lisa Kelly - The Blessing, The perfect woman with the perfect song. With the perfect voice.

Diane on November 29, 2012:

I love you and Celtic Woman Lisa. I would love to see you one day, but I am on disability social security, and the pay is very slim. I long for the day to hear you sing! I love your videos! May God bless you, your family and Celtic Woman! Please come to Perry, Georgia., USA to the Georgia National Fair Grounds and Ag Center!

Allwinson Muskitta on February 27, 2012:

Thank you so much Lisa, your voice is the bless. thank God because He gift a great talent to you...

many people can sing, but not all of them can interest the audience.. but you Lisa, you got it all...

Your voice is beautiful...

love you... May Jesus Christ bless you, your family and your life...

RJBurbine on February 23, 2012:

I must say, that all of the positive statements above are true. Lisa Kelly is an amazingly talented young lady. The first time I heard Lisa sing, I was captivated. When she sings, she connects with the audience immediately. She sings from the heart, and puts her soul into the songs. Being of Irish descent, I have always had a soft spot in my heart for Celtic music. Lisa and all the wonderful ladies of Celtic Woman have made me a die hard fan. God Bless Lisa Kelly and the Celtic Woman family! Love you!

esteban alejandro on January 23, 2012:

her voice is the most beautiful melody I've ever herd. it just makes me cry of emotion to hear and see how the world has created a woman with such an amazing voice.. god bless you Kelly my best wishes to you and blessings to your family. you are an angel fallen from heaven

Ana on December 19, 2011:

I love Lisa! In their new dvd Believe...Just stunning!Her voice gives me chills! Fantastic!:) I love how they dance now! I love dancing as well! Again just stunning! Keep it up Lisa:) Congrats about your baby! Miss you in Pittsburgh!


Melgregory on December 12, 2011:

I have enjoyed all the celtic woman performances on PBS for the past several years.all the soloist are very good,but do have to say that lisa is my favorite.She indeed has the voice of an angel,and she is stunningly beautiful!

PEDRO on December 01, 2011:

I JUST L O V E Y O U !!!

GeorgieSavannah on August 24, 2011:

I think she is really pretty!

celticw4ever on July 06, 2011:

i love you lisa!!!!! your voice is so enchanting!!! u are my inspiration when i sing!! i listen to you all the time!!

Heinz Armin Linner on June 30, 2011:

Lisa is a gifted singer, she has a charming character and a graceful performance. I enjoy Lisa for years and every time enchanted on their arrangement and their essence. It makes easy for their kindness and their responsive attitude to love them.

Vernon Sander Jr. on January 29, 2011:

Dear Lisa, 1/29/2011

I would like to go to your concert in St.Louis, Missouri @ the Fox theater, But the tickets prices are a little steep for me and my wife. .

Your concert will be May1,2011. My birthday is May 6,1948 & your birthday, on May7. Lisa, have a wonderful B I R T H D A Y and to everyone in "Celtic Woman" Sing From Your Heart.


Alex Anisimow on December 24, 2010:

Could someone tell me the names of Lisa Kelly's parents who themselves I was told are actors on the stage.

Frank Hicks on December 23, 2010:

In a published interview Lisa said she just finished doing a dvd to match her cd but I can't find it anywhere. Did it actually get distributed?

Guillaume on December 21, 2010:

une voix d'Ange!

welcome in France, please we wait you

jeffry r barry on December 20, 2010:

dear lisa,

it was wonderful to meet you and mairead in ABQ NM.last sept. it was my pleasure to hear you sing !!! you have such a remarkable voice i get transfixed in a way....if that makes any sense? anyway im a true fan of you and the other members of CW... im so glad tony sent me in his stead to the shows!!! i hope you have enjoyed the gift of treebark and clover from valdez . it was a pleasure making them knowing that you n mairead would b enjoying them! hope they hav brought you the best of luck and good fortune.and plz tell the other feather holders i said hi from valdez. so merry christmas to you n all of yours and hav the best new year girlie. sincerely , jeffry [mainemtnmann atyaho]

ana on December 18, 2010:

i love celtic woman. i have all of their dvds and i love lisa

she is my favorite of all the girls, but i do like the others


Guillaume of France on December 07, 2010:

thank you for your generous and strong voice, we come to discover you great talent me and my 5 childrens and we go for the new year interpreted one our beautiful song "you raise me up"

if you pass in Orleans (france) we'll be happy to met you!

Scott & Roberta Notar on October 02, 2010:

As grandparents of 10 grandchildren & 4 of our own we can appreciate what you are doing to your children. They are very lucky having a mother like you and one who is so very talented. We enjoy your wonderful voice nearly everyday. We have seen your show with the other girls and other talented people on the stage. Last year and this at Seattle and Denver, though the show at Red Rocks is the best and is worth the trip. If we are still well and able to make the trip we will see you again next year...God Bless you and your family..GP & GM from Blaine, Wa.

Amanda on July 15, 2010:

I Kind of want to clear up a couple points which I've seen in the comments. Her husband, Scott Porter, is CEO of Celtic Woman. Well, CEO or something similar. He's one of the guys that helps run it. And she has 3 kids, her third is a daughter named Ellie. I think she must be 3 now? Not precisely sure.

alvin on July 07, 2010:

such a beautiful lady with an angle voice.

Tommy Julian on July 06, 2010:

Lisa you look like an Irash angle. And Chloe Good God what an awsome controbution to the USA from our home land. As for you having your kids. Most wemon would love to come back looking like you. Tell Mr Kelly.....He did GOOD. Love the Celtic weman and men. Keep It Up! Great Job

ayomide on April 30, 2010:

lisa kelly, marry me pls! you are just simply amazing. any time i feel down, i just listen to celtic woman songs especially- the voice and appreciate the beauty of music!

dennis, michigan,usa on January 28, 2010:

What else is there to say.Everyone else has summed it up.You are a fantastic vocalist, person,all around performer. I dont go a single day without listining to at least a song or two of Celtic Woman.It sets my mood for the day.Lisa,s performance of The Voice is incredible,i couldn't go a single day without hearing it at least once.Ladies you are truly a blessing to us all.Thank you and god bless

Evi on January 26, 2010:

she is the best singer ever!

Nick V on January 11, 2010:

Stunning . The voice and face of an angel . Absolutely outstanding performances and a huge stage pressence . Please, never stop singing . You are the best .

Bill Kelly on January 01, 2010:

Please, please Lisa, make another CD. I've read you will not make a DVD, but make the day of hundreds of thousands of us Lisa lovers and make another CD.

GARY on December 29, 2009:

Lisa has a voice that is not only beautiful but ranks with the best female singers of all time. I hope for many more songs from her in the future.

TomBaker from Spanaway, Washington on December 26, 2009:

Lisa you are a wonderful singer, I for one am grateful that you are sharing your awesome talents and musical abilities.

Lanny Niver on December 11, 2009:

Lisa is a beautiful person. She has a talwnt that not everyone can have. She is a beautiful person inside and out. I love to listen to Lisa. Lisa has a voice that can mellow you out. Keep up the wonderful singing. Lanny Niver

Jim on December 09, 2009:

Quite possibly the most beautiful angel to walk this earth, her voice, her spirit and love in her eyes. Lisa and Chloe's voices are angelic and entrancing.

Alex on December 04, 2009:

Lisa's presence on stage is dynamic as she sings individually to everyone. A rare talent indeed. If she were to go solo, she would be a #1 hit.

Kara on November 15, 2009:

I think Lisa Kelly and Mairead seem to enjoy performing the most. While they are all great those two stick out the most.

castingcalls on October 22, 2009:

Good work....!!! Nice hub I like Lisa........

crowley on October 13, 2009:

am currently watching video from sloan castle, the umpteeth time,,, and recall lisa's perfomance at tampa in the fall she was singing the blessing... and was quite pregant it was as if she was singing to her unborn child.... it was so hauntingly beautiful

John Lawson on September 21, 2009:

When I think of what Eve must have been like, Lisa's image will focus in my mind. Stunning, flawless physical and natural beauty with the purity of an angel, and the voice to match. But only in my dreams will she ever be available to me. But that is okay. One with her talent and pure heart deserves the best. Like I said, Eve was created by God to be a perfect woman, and until now, no one has come as close to that perfect creation as Lisa. Yes, God saved the best for last. Eve, The masterpiece of the Universe. Lisa is what God had in mind for all of womankind. May God continue to Bless you and your family. Talent, a gift from God, and you use it wonderfully. Thank you for sharing your gifts....John Lawson...

Scott Notar on September 09, 2009:

I have enjoyed your voice for the past couple of years. I finnally was able to see you and the other girls this spring in Seattle. It was wonderful and I decided to see you again so I got tickets in the second row at Red Rocks. Being right down in front made the experience unbeliveable and the trip was well worth the drive. Love me

Jim Farguson on August 14, 2009:

great singing. Wow, I love the mystical feel of some Irish music. Thanks for the Hub and keep giving us lessons on singing. In particular, how often do you practice singing and are there any tips you offer to get better? Thanks

Bill on August 11, 2009:

One of the most beautiful voices I have ever heard and a beautiful lady too. Can't stop watching the 'New Journey' DVD.

kelly on July 08, 2009:

She is good,

and she is pretty

ron prince on July 04, 2009:

had the pleasure of seeing Celtic Woman in Tulsa Okla last Sunday " fantasic " hard to believe Lisa and Chloe are just beautiful with voices to match . The whole show was just charged with energy from start to finish . If you get a chance this is one to see

dan smith on June 25, 2009:

i have to tell you i love the celtic woman music. i think the best song on the greatest journey dvd is green the whole year round. you just put so much into the song,keep up your great singing.

jan dexter on June 18, 2009:

Amazing voice, she does things that are not supposed to be done, on the song Someday, written in 4/4 time they hold the last note for twelve counts, while maintaining four part harmony and when her vibrato starts to run, well musically that is the utopia, only the ones with excellent voice control can do that, and she does and with such ease, thanks you do warm my heart,

Hugh on June 15, 2009:

I think all the Celtic Woman ladies are tops, but when watching a performance, Lisa stands out. Amazing woman, without a doubt.

Keith on May 08, 2009:

Lisa has an amazing voice and is very attractive. But what a stage performance. She seems to absolutely love what she is doing and it shows so clearly in all of her songs.

lauren on May 04, 2009:

Lisa Kelly is the best singer ever!

I do listen to her all day.... :D!!!

Taylor on April 09, 2009:

I think Lisa is the best vocalist and the best soloist singer. When i first heard her sing she was my favorite singer i couldn't stop listening to the music i liked it. She is so beautiful and sweet she is the best ever. Her music really helped me through the rough times in my life so i thank her for that well Lisa hope you come to Mississippi so i can see you in concert! LOVE YOU LISA!!!!!!

Cato on April 01, 2009:

Without a doubt, Lisa is a worldclass vocalist. Her beauty is perfection personified. A voice and face of an angel...eyes that I am sure any man in her life could get lost in.....and yet, trust me...she can be very mischievious! But you can't help but love....Lisa Kelly!!

yoyo omg lisa rox 55555 on March 31, 2009:

omg lisa you inspired me to sing!!!!!! i love your voise im am your biggest fan as you go across america you will see me hopfully!!!! u are a goergoues talented woman who i think diserves to go soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo far!!!!!!!!

bufnyguy on March 21, 2009:

Lisa IS Celtic Woman!

She is the only vocalist who is irreplaceable. Her exquisite VOICE, her obvious personal connection with the audience, her sweet BEAUTY and GRACE are truly rare gifts. Lisa Kelly must be an angel sent from Heaven to soothe the imperfect world in which we live.

Keep smiling Lisa... We need the sunshine.

Faith on March 19, 2009:

I was browsing u-tube for an xmas carol in early december and came across celtic woman for the first time. Instant fan. Went straight to the cd store next day and bought 2 DVDs. And Lisa Kelly is my fave. And of course the legendary David Downes. They are so uplifting. They raise me up!

bill on March 15, 2009:

Error It should have said Laoise....Aon Alainn Bean (I"m Sorry)

Bill on March 15, 2009:

Laoise......Ano Alainn Bean

Tball on March 14, 2009:

Her voice and beauty are unequaled

SHADESOFRON@AOL.COM on March 09, 2009:

this beautiful lady has the most amazing voice on this planet!!!

Doug Hanny -Atlanta,GA on March 06, 2009:

My favorite CD and DVD is the Celtic Woman "A New Jorney". They are all great but Lisa stands out. I am happy to see she is part of the 2009 tour and look forward to seeing her sing when she is in Atlanta in March.

atram on February 14, 2009:

i'm going to see her today!!

mike fron so. calif. on February 06, 2009:

I had never heard of celtic musuc B-$ til I caught it on pbs recently and now I am a fan. but I have to say, that LISA KELLY is my favoritr !!!! she is sooo beautiful, and WOW--- can she sing !!! her voice is so awsome, and I can't stop listening to " MAT IT BE " watching her sing it and hearing her voice is amazing !!!! I hope to be able to see her live soon !!!!!!!!

RON on February 01, 2009:


tipay on January 21, 2009:

i fell in love with Lisa's voice the moment i heard her sing...

Caledonia is top of the list of my favorite songs now... Her rendition of that song was very lovely...

keep it up!

Rachel Roxx's on January 17, 2009:

Hello i am a big, matter a fact a huge fan and my fave song by u is the voice also, caledonia i love that song its so awesome! we watch u on tv all the time and we like adore u!!!!!!!!!!

bob on January 11, 2009:

Great voice, and very stunning !!!!

Atram on January 10, 2009:


kjcelticman on January 05, 2009:

I just love the celtic woman and Lisa Kelly is by far my favorite. She has such a beautiful vioce and a positive disposition.

George on December 22, 2008:

I also found myself glued to the TV when Lisa was singing. I would've thought Celtic Woman put her on the stage just for her beauty, if it wasn't for that beautiful voice and impressive stage presence. All the Celtic Woman singers are phenomenal singers, but Lisa is so cute too, that the combination is unmatched by anybody else.

janette' on December 13, 2008:


J on December 06, 2008:

Amazing voice. I could listen to her all day.

Willie on December 04, 2008:

I am a fan of country and western music, but when Celtic Women are doing a concert on TV I stay glued to the set. I love their music, especially Lisa. She is such pleasure to listen to and she is beautiful too. Bill North Carolina

flint leavitt on December 01, 2008:

Being from Nova Scoyia ,Canada and envolved in Celtic music all my life(almost) I must say Lisa is abreath of fresh air.She has inspired my grand-daughters in traditional celtic music and song,that they are now going through all my fathers music some that he wrote himself before he immigrated from Innisfre. It does my heart good to hear them. Thank you Lisa,through you the gift will go on and on. Love from you cousin and all the thanks in the world from this old man. We Love you.

firemedic16 on November 30, 2008:

Wow Lisa is so awsome she has touched my heart when she sang Caledonia on the PBS show. Her voice and looks are beautiful. Lisa is most definitely my favorite singer I was shocked with amazed when i first heard Celtic Woman i was glued to the television cant wait till April to get to see them in person. Love You All

Salt Lake City on November 29, 2008:

I first heard Celtic Woman from the other room, I was stunned, shocked and thought Angels were in the other room! I was drawn in to watch!! Then there was Lisa What an ANGEL she sounds so perfect when she sings, Her voice (and looks) melt my heart! all I can say is WOW! She is the definition of perfection! Please don't ever stop singing, you are my new favorite! Cloe is also a very awesome singer (she comes in second) as far as my favorites go. you both have voices of angels! ahhhhhhh! Thanks!

carla on November 12, 2008:

I absolutely love to read what other listeners say about Lisa because I can say, "Yes, that is how she is-clear as a bell power and like a Lorelie reaching out to her audiences-each and every one" An incredible power over the listener to mesmerize and demand repeat renditions of her hall mark songs. Especially those songs written by David Downes which she renders so lovingly for him and for us and for her family, too! She is incredible and we need to appreciate each and every song she does for all of us because they are treasures to be held in esteem for a long time to come. C Shank

LeaH on October 27, 2008:

Lisa is one of my favourite singers. She just sings with a lot of power. I like her version on the first celtic woman cd of the song you raise me up. So I would like to hear her once singing colours of the wind from the movie pocahontas because I thing that would sound very fantastic. I hope she'll be a member of celtic woman still a long time.

Lisa18 on September 17, 2008:

Since I heart Lisa the first time, she was my favourite singer. She can sing so high but her vioce keeps clear. Everything what she sings touches my heart. I don't want to forget the other singers because they sing also very good. But she is the one who can make me feel better when I'm in a bad mood.

Steve20 on September 03, 2008:

Lisa Kelly looks good and sounds good; I can't get enough of her.

Rick Winkle on August 28, 2008:

Lisa has released a self titled Lisa Kelly CD it is great just what you would exspect from her a beutilful cover & beautiful music. I love all her solos cant wait for her next cd & hope she makes a video. A video of her greatest hits from Celtic Woman all solos would be great.

Jeffery Spann on June 26, 2008:

I think you have a beautiful voice I very much enjoyed you and the other girls in Celtic Woman and cant wait to see a live show JEFFERY

Rich Ropes on June 26, 2008:

Lisa now has three children. Her baby girl, Ellie, was born on 5th March this year. Mother and daughter are doing fine.

Lisa was working on a solo DVD when a little thing called "Celtic Woman" came knocking. Between her busy touring schedule and her recent pregnancy, she never had time to finish it. At present, there are no plans to release it.

tokyofreak on April 22, 2008:

omg! lisa kelly is amazing! she has such a beautiful voice and she is also sooo pretty!

FRAN on March 16, 2008:

wow your amazing. looking forward to seeing you all soon

jdeschene from Boston, Massachusetts on February 23, 2008:

Lisa Kelly is absolutely my favorite Celtic Woman. I love her on the big power numbers like "The Soft Goodbye" and "The Voice" as well as on "The Blessing." She sings with such a pleasant peace about her face and body language. Watching her sing makes me feel better about life. Thanks for the bio.

Don Dabe (Disney, CA) on January 05, 2008:

Lisa Kelly, WOW! I agree with all of the previous comments made. She is truly a fine talent. Personally I never heard her perform until accidentally tuning in PBS. They were playing the original Celtic Woman Show. I was stunned by the music, the songs, their voices, and of course their good looks. For me, Lisa's versions of May-It Be, The Soft Goodbye, Send Me a Song are unforgettable. Her voice is so strong and so clear. She moves with such grace. When enterview she seems down to earth, a good person. I hope fame and money won't tarnish her. I'am looking foreward to meeting her and the other Celtic Girls in May.08. Love You ALL

ERNESTO ESPINOLA on December 11, 2007:

Lisa has the must beautiful voice that I have never heard, there are no words to describe her beautiful tone. I really enjoyed watching various videos of all the Celtic Women, and with all respect to Lisa, I really fell in love and now my heart belongs to her. Some one mentioned that when he gets to the heaven, he hopes the angels sounds like Lisa voice’s, but I’m sure that he doesn’t need to go to the heaven, Lisa is an angel and we have to be grateful for know her. Lisa, thanks very much for your talent, you really makes me fell so good when I’m listen to you.

Fred on October 21, 2007:

Unbelieveable music! Borderline ethereal. Have seen your performance on tv so many times. It's an escape from reality, beautiful. Keep going.

An extremely appreciative fan.

Don on October 18, 2007:

Having been married to my wife for almost 50 years, I see in Lisa many of her fine physical and loving ways. Lisa is a gorgeous person, and I hope she goes far. Where can I find her DVD? Can someone tell me? Don

Amber on October 05, 2007:

Lisa Kelly, is absolutely gorgeous! there are no words that decribe her perfectly. She has a voice of an angel, and beauty to match. She sings from her heart which i love that b/c she sings to each and every person. She is the only woman with a voice of an angel that can put me to sleep in 10 mins. flat. which thats a great thing. I can't go with out listening to her al least every other 24 hours. Just plain and simple i Love Lisa Kelly!! she is my idol, inspiration and hero in so many ways.

Phil on September 29, 2007:

I have enjoyed watching various videos of all the Celtic Women, and I love the talenst of all the ladies. I do have to say that Lisa's voice is beautifully haunting to the soul. I hope that when I get to heaven I can hear angels sing as she does. There is one other bit that I have noticed and that is Lisa (along with Chloe) are the two that enjoy performing their music to the audience the most. Not that the others do not enjoy, but that these two women seem to sing from the heart. Lisa's also a gorgeous woman to watch. No worries though young lady, you and I are both happily married.


daryl lowry on September 15, 2007:

you are a beautiful girl with a talent that wont quit i love watching you i have boathe dvds and watch them oftenwhen is the next dvd scheduled ??for release??

Rauf on August 11, 2007:

haunting voice,

i kept listening to 'the voice' over and over again. Other numbers are lovely too

incredibly talented, graceful, and stunningly beautiful

wish you had more pictures

thank you for the video clips


Chennai, India

María Micaela Anchepe on August 10, 2007:

Lisa Kelly is the best singer in the world, she has an amazing voice, such the most beautiful I ever heard. She can sing a lot of songs, Irish, modern songs and classicals. I love her song The Voice, but of course she did an excellent job with the others. Sorry for my English, I'm Spanish and I can't write very well.

Lisa 4 ever

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