Cortes Island’s Gorge Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday is Kel Kelly’s next performance.

Songs from the book of Kel

Many in the North Island area know Kel Kelly’s work as a mediator, teacher and trainer

Kel Kelly is a man of many hats.

For many years he has worked in the North Island communities with young people at risk and helping men deal with their anger and its consequences.

Many in the North Island area know Kelly’s work as a mediator, teacher and trainer.

For the past fifteen years Kelly and his partner, Peggy Carswell, have been living part of every year in the remote North East Frontier of India, developing organic agriculture training centres and helping small tea growers get their teas to market.

All the while, he has continued to pursue his love of music, for many years playing with local rockers Flying Debris and for the last several years locking himself away in his music room with his guitars, pen and paper.

The result is a growing list of original songs. Always personal and often political

Now he is taking his songs on the road. Featuring Kelly and his guitars, his show  entitled Heart Aches is “an intimate look at the various ways the heart can ache”. Kelly’s next local show is this Saturday, June 1 at the Gorge Hall on Cortes Island. Showtime is 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are on sale for $10 at the Cortes Co-op or at the door.