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“These world class musicians bring the energy of world music, the thought provoking nature of folk music and the edge of rock to create something that is truly unique.  You’ll leave the show captivated by Kelly’s beautiful voice and the stunning music of Nessa.”       

Trinity House Theatre 


“…totally lovely touch with the uilleann pipes and flutes.”

“Great fun.  Wonderful music!”                  

Cynthia Canty – NPR


“The folk tradition is alive and well in these beautifully crafted, modern interpretations.”                                                     Rob Reinhart – “Acoustic Cafe” 


“Kelly is stunning, as is Nessa. Thank you for your deeply beautiful music. It is haunting.”                                               Sunny Wilkinson – singer/recording artist/educator


“McDermott, through her endearing demeanor as a singer and her captivating performance style,creates an avenue for the audience to engage with the music on a deeper  level.”                               

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Technical Rider

Tech Contact: Rob Crozier

Cell – 734-271-5980

Nessa Personnel:

Kelly McDemott – leader/flutist/vocalist

Rob Crozier – bassist/vocalist

Dan Palmer – guitarist/percussion

Stefan Kukarugya – keyboards

Mike List – percussion

Stage Plot/Input list:

Nessa Stage Plot

Hospitality: (suggestions)

Bottled water

Hot tea

Light snacks – nuts, fruit


Fried Chicken

No allergies

No vegans or vegetarians