Creator / Producer of Trad on the Prom, guitarist Chris Kelly began his musical career touring the World with Ceoltoiri Magh Locha. They performed "A Taste of Ireland" in Singapore, Australia, Hawaii, Canada and the United States. It was on that world tour that Chris met his future wife Maírín Fahy.
In the 1990's Chris was a founding member and manager/producer of the ground breaking trad super-group Reeltime who achieved great success in the USA with their 2 critically acclaimed albums 'Reeltime' and 'Live it Up'.
As Sales Manager for Riverdance with the Liffey Company he toured all of Europe, Middle and Far East, Australia and New Zealand. Following on from that he project managed the musical ‘Tara’, the critically acclaimed musical penned by Gerard Fahy and Tara the musical premiered in the prestigious New Luxor Theatre in Rotterdam, Holland in 2004.
In 2005 Chris, Mairin and their son Dara decided to get off the road and put down roots in the their beloved hometown Galway, They set up Trad on the Prom in June 2005... the rest is history.