The Celtic Connection

The Celtic Connection with Gerry O’Neil and Sean Kelly.
The Celtic Connection is Gerry’s smaller band – a foot stomping folk duo.

Experience The Celtic Connection

The Celtic Connection

About The Celtic Connection

Sean Kelly is a regular playing partner, and the pair have toured the South Island of NZ 3 times in the last couple of years, performing at the Wanaka Beer Festival, Pog Mahone’s in central Queenstown and many other venues.

Sean and Gerry have played at New Year at The Curragh Irish bar on Great Barrier Island for many years now – it’s always a pleasure to play over there in the busy tourist season.

Sean keeps busy writing and performing his solo material, and performing with his band “The Celtic Flyers”, hence The Celtic Connection.

The Grail were darlings! Great and easy to deal with and such wonderful musicians! The crowd loved them and we will definitely try and have them back if we can.

Rugby World Cup Events Team
The Cloud Fanzone RWC 2011

Thank you so much for travelling all the way to the beautiful Hokianga. You guys made our Wedding the liveliest and happiest of days. Such a tight band of fantastic musicians. Thanks again, we hope to pop down to Father Ted’s some evening.

Aileen and Paul

International Hobbit Day 2019 was a huge success! A huge thanks again to yourself, Marika and Chabb, you guys absolutely rocked that Marquee. Thanks again Gerry!

Ellis Paterson
Function & Event Coordinator - Hobbiton™ Movie Set

The Celtic Connection played at our housewarming last night. They were fantastic, interactive and versatile. Although the rain was pouring down , they helped make a great night. Highly recommended for anyone’s function.

Naomi Singer

We hired The Celtic Connection for a family birthday celebration and cannot recommend them highly enough. Fantastic sounds to entertain our guests. Professional, prompt and easy to deal with. Our two year old son and our 86 year old grandmother was dancing away. This music was a hit with everyone! Many thanks.

Alan Froggatt

We were blown away with your performance and our guests were too. You are all a talented bunch and were really pleasant and easy with organising the logistics etc. Thank you so much for everything.

Cat & Jamie

Gerry and Sean came to our house and played for my 60th birthday. They are very easy and professional to deal with. They played a number of quieter ballads to begin with and after an hour had everyone on their feet dancing making for a great party. Their music was enjoyed by all and we would have them back anytime.

Paul Borich

I can’t thank you enough for all the help you gave us with the day. Writing this and thinking back you took so much stress out of the day for me and I’m very grateful for that. Thanks again!


Hogmanay on Great Barrier Island


The Irish Fair at the Auckland Irish Society

The Irish Fair

More from The Celtic Connection

Gerry pairs up with other talented fiddle players and musicians, regularly performing at The Hobbiton Movie Set in Matamata, and at weddings and functions all around the North Island.

Hobbiton Summer Harvest Festival

St Patricks Festival 2020

Live at Hobbiton

Hire Us

The Celtic Connection are available as a duo, tailoring our performances to meet your needs. Bookings for this year and next year are currently being scheduled.