About Copper Kelly


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Copper Kelly is a country musician and podcast host from Wexford, Ireland.

He began playing guitar from a young age, joining many different types of bands throughout the years including the pub band Free Reign and the Indie Rock band Kings In Disguise.

Copper began writing country music when, in 2017, he met the songwriter Dympna Walsh who handed him some lyrics. He composed and recorded what came to be “Don’t Steal This Moment”. The single received a lot of airplay on Irish radio stations. The success of this single inspired Copper to write and record his own album Worthwhile Waste of Time which was released independently released February 2019

Having studied sound engineering in college, Copper performed all instruments, recorded and produced the album himself taking inspiration from outlaw country musicians such as Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams and Lynyrd Skynyrd while also retaining the sound of his Irish roots.

Since releasing his debut album, Copper has enjoyed radio airplay worldwide in countries including Australia, Canada, the U.K, Germany, the Netherlands and of course Ireland.

On February 12th 2021, Copper released his latest single – Sixteen Tons

Also in Feb 2021, Copper began co-hosting the Folkin’ Around Podcast with Jodie Lucas. Each week, Copper and Jodie has a casual chat with artists from the country world.

Copper is currently working on album number 2 and hopes to release it 2021.


Below are links to his social media:

Contact email: copperkellymusic@gmail.com


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Some praise for Copper Kelly:

“Copper Kelly, from Wexford, has been getting a lot of requests. His music is sure to touch some hearts.”

Paul McBride – Presenter, Downtown Country Radio (Northern Ireland)

“A debut album offering a rip roaring mix of rock, country and blues, which is perfect ear candy.”

David Looby – Journalist, New Ross Standard (Newspaper, Wexford, Ireland)