DESMOND KELLY

Another Kelly Klassic – “Amy Grant – Look at Us” by Des Kelly   Definitely one of my favourites. A beautiful Country Song sung by Vince Gill to his wife, (Watch Amy Grant, she’s beautiful too), so I decided to do my own “cover” BUT had to sing it an octave lower, cos Vince sings it in a key, impossible for most male vocalists. Anyway, please watch one of the very best “Kelly-Klassics” ever. Desmond Kelly. (Editor-in-Chief) e’Lanka.  ...

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“NOTA BENE’— NOTE WELL”!! – by Des Kelly Image Source:GloHoliday “And, so we learn. An English Proverb states:- We are students to the grave. —  How true is this ??., and now I have been taught a most beautiful Australian Aboriginal Proverb, which I feel, MUST be also taught to you, my friends @e’Lanka around the globe.  This one states :- We are all visitors, in this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our PURPOSE here, is to observe, to learn, to grow, and then, WE RETURN HOME.  Proverbs, be they in ANY language, are ALWAYS a superb LEARNING- CURVE, & I never ever fail to be intrigued by them. “We live & learn”. Desmond Kelly. (Editor-in-Chief), e’Lanka.   ...

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“THE KELLY CLAN” – by Des Kelly The story of Matthew (Matt) Kelly is extremely interesting to me, in that, for starters, the photograph of Matt, as a young man, reminds me of my late dad, Carlo, who, like me, were born in Ceylon (1910, & 1936.) My grandfather John Robert (Jack) was born in Dublin, migrating to Ceylon during the early 1900’s, to marry my grandmother, a very pretty young Marion Foenander, who, in turn, had two daughters, Doreen & Marion, plus one son, Robert Carl (Carlo), my beloved late dad.  ...

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eLanka Shop superposes 120 grocery packs distributed to families and loved ones in Sri lanka within a few weeks – by Des Kelly Dear Fellow Sri Lankan – in Australia (and globally)….. I am proud to say that within a very few weeks eLanka Shop has distributed over 120 grocery packs in Sri Lanka, to the families and loved ones of our eLanka members. A brilliant initiative by the eLanka IT team in Sri Lanka who manage both eLanka and eLanka Shop operations. As you may know, eLanka shop is Australia’s first and leading online shop. Sri Lankans in Australia and Globally have been purchasing the special grocery packs online and eLanka team have been delivering these packs within 24 – 48 hrs all over Sri Lanka. Delivery is Free! Once the order is made online, the eLanka team sources the products, packs in a special eLanka box and deliver ...

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           “Orators Extraordinaire” – by Des Kelly It is certainly not because I happen to be a direct descendent of a Paternal Grandfather who was born in Dublin, Ireland, that I decided to review this amazing hour plus of extraordinary oratory-finesse from Mary-Lou-McDonald this afternoon. I have always admired people, especially Politicians, who should be able to, but generally do not speak, without several “ums & ahs” creeping into their conversations. Although he spoke rather slowly, the late, great, Robert Menzies, Prime Minister, at the time of our arrival in Australia was one of them, and like or dislike him, as you may, Peter Dutton, our present leader of the opposition Is another, who can speak and answer questions put to him, without repeating himself or faltering, in any shape or form. There are no  ...

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Flashback: Merle Haggard Sings an Emotional ‘If I Could Only Fly’ – by Des Kelly In my book, “The Hag” was quite definitely “The Best” Country Icon. Where there were plenty of these fantastic Icons of Country Music, Merle Haggard stood out, in that he wasn’t just a Vocalist, but also a fine Fiddle-player, a great guitarist, a competent Composer of Country songs, respected band leader, who could sing both happy and sad songs with equal ease, making lovers of good music want to listen to them over and over again. Desmond Kelly. (Editor-in-Chief) e’Lanka. Flashback: Merle Haggard Sings an Emotional ‘If I Could Only Fly’-by Stephen L. Betts Source:Merle Haggard On April 6th, 2016, his 79th birthday, country music icon Merle Haggard died at his home in California’s San Joaquin Valley after a battle with pneumonia. In the three years since his passing, Haggard’s already sizeable legacy continues to inspire country ...

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Another Kelly Klassic  – “Jim Ed Brown & Helen Cornelius – Lying in love with you” – by Des Kelly   Another Kelly Klassic. Country duo Helen Cornelius & the late, great, Jim Ed. Brown sing a duet, exactly as it should be done. SUPERBLY. Desmond Kelly. (Editor-in-Chief) e’Lanka. ...

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