Our Artistic Advisor Jean Kelly has written a beautiful article about life in London as an Irish musician. Written as part of a series on Irish emigrants in Britain on the Generation Emigration blog this week to coincide with the President’s historic State visit, the article discusses Jean’s experiences as a musician living and working in London. Having spent as much time living in the UK as in Ireland, Jean considers herself to be London Irish, and is enjoying a busy and varied career!
“Life as a freelance harpist in London is rewarding, lively, precarious and not for the faint-hearted. A classical musician’s existence is full of exhilarating highs and crushing lows, but with imagination and persistence it has been possible for me to carve out a busy and eclectic career here.”