Dusty Keleher writes songs that tell a good story and searches out gems from the past that do the same.

Simply put, roots/traditional music that takes its cue from ancient Irish ballads to songs from the folk and folk/rock canon. Original modern day tales on subjects far and near.

From whatever genre and tradition he draws on, Dusty brings a heartfelt soul to all the songs he sings.

Currently booking for and beyond! Concerts, workshops, music festivals, and cultural events.


A song about my great great grandparents. He was a butcher in downtown Halifax (and probably the last Irish speaker in my family) and she was living in the Austinville neighbourhood of Dartmouth. We don't know how they may have met so this is sort of a speculation, figuring they were both catholic, and he would have traveled to the farms on that side of the harbour.

The first track from The Road to Conamara, the companion album to The Way to Grace. Together they make up a double CD and Lp release. The Way to Grace is original songs accompanied by a band. Folk music with Americana and Celtic influences. The Road to Conamara is sung acapella with stories.