Portland United – Seamus Kelly

Seamus Kelly

Seamus lives in Perth and is currently a Grade 12 student at St. John Catholic School in Perth where he has been an active member of St. John’s Roman Catholic Church since his childhood.

At 13 years of age in 2016, Seamus was awarded the Four Rivers Scholarship from the Kingston chapter of the Royal Canadian College of Organists (RCCO) – the youngest ever recipient.  He received the same award in 2017 and 2019.

In 2017, Seamus was also awarded a scholarship to attend the McGill Student Organ Academy and the Montreal Organ Festival.  In 2018, Seamus was awarded a scholarship from the Orford Music Academy in Quebec and in 2019, he was awarded to RCCO Paul Grimwood Scholarship to attend the Summer Organ Academy and the Halifax Organ Festival.

In addition to playing at numerous concerts in Kingston and Ottawa, Seamus has been a supply organist in various denominations of churches in Perth, Smiths Falls, Carleton Place, Ashton, Balderson & Maberly-Lanark.

Seamus plans to attend university in the fall of 2020 focused on a double major in engineering and music.