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The first day I seen her when she worked at my friends house I said that she was the one and that I would marry her.  That was before I even heard her name.  I was right.  Kelsey and I couldn't be happier and we make the best team I could ever imagine a couple could be.


I was so glad that Kelsey could come on the road with me on the “On Mercy Street tour,” because a lot of you guys got to meet her.  You guys are like an extended family to me and have stuck with me through thick and thin since the start.  I Want to say a massive thanks on behalf of Kelsey and myself as to how kind you are you the both of us.  We are forever grateful.  I truly am one of the luckiest musicians on the planet to have fans like you. I know i say it so much but I really do mean it every time.  Your dedication and loyalty to me is unbelievable.  The Harkin Army are unbelievable.



We debated forever on where we would have the wedding as we have friends everywhere across the planet…. and a few from mars as well it seems….haha.

We are going to get married in Ireland at our home in Donegal.  I have been working on an old 140 farm house for over a year now whenever I get time off with my family and pulling in as many favors as I can from friends to get the work done. Thats where we will be having the celebrations.

As you know me it will be no “ordinary,” wedding…  We are doing everything ourselves as thats the only way wet know how!


The day is going to be filled with friends, family, music, food, love and laughter.  If I could bring you all I would but… well.. you know. As you can imagine, we will have so much music on the day… I’ve written a song for the occasion with my Buddy Jack Tempchin!  No-one apart from myself and Jack have heard the song, and wont until the big day.  It will defiantly be on the next record.  It would bring a tear to a glass eye. :)


We will be getting married on Saturday July 2nd 2016.  I can hardly wait to tie the knot with this girl and also have all our friends and family from all over the world in our home in Donegal Ireland where my heart lies.  We have been working so hard to organize it but I know Its gonna be such an amazing day and i can hardly wait and watch it all come to bloom infant of my eyes.


So many of you have been asking about the big day. We only sent the invites out last week to our friends and family. We wanted to have them out before we told anyone else as you can understand.  A lot of you have been most generously asking me where you can send us gifts for our wedding.  Luckily, we already have a home full of everything we need - so have a look at this wish list below that we’ve made mainly for our friends and family! But as so many of you are really persistent!!! :) :) ....You can contribute to our dream honeymoon if ya really really want to, and from the rest of you... your kind words and blessings are massively welcomed!!!

Here is the link: www.honeyfund.com



We haven't planned exactly where we are going yet but we have handful of ideas floating around in our heads. Hopefully somewhere with no wifi, but just enough to Instagram the odd picture to keep you and our family in the loop!  

Its been a crazy ride with work the past few years and this really is the cherry on the top.





I love you all.


Keith. xox

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    Mary Bush Saturday, 02 July 2016

    Keith and Kelsey,
    Wishing you all the best on your wedding day and to a long and happy life together.

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    Genie Champion Saturday, 02 July 2016

    It's finally here!
    May you have a fantastic Wedding Day!
    Be sure to take a breath and soak it in because it will be a whirlwind. We all adore you Keith! Kelsey, you must be a special person, because Keith is and he wouldn't be with someone who wasn't. I am wishing you all the best for today and always! We love you Keith, and now Kelsey too.
    Mr. and Mrs. Keith & Kelsey Harkin, hmm, sounds good!!!:)

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    Sue Haslam Cheshire England Sunday, 03 July 2016

    Congratulations to you both on your special day,wishing you a lifetime of fun love laughter and friendship!!???

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    Sue Haslam Sunday, 03 July 2016

    Sorry don't know where the question marks came from in my post above !! Much love !!!

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    Sandra Burnside Sunday, 10 July 2016

    Congratulations to 2 A'liann People Who Found True Love ! May You Have True Happiness n May Our Heavenly Father Face Shine Upon You . I would like to know about your wedding bands did you design then yourself ? Your a Wonderful Talent Keith ! Best Wishes 2 KelseyN Keith Forever !

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    Lynne Vork Wednesday, 03 August 2016

    Congratulations Keith and Kelsey. I have always wanted to see you and the rest of Celtic Thunder in concert, so my husband and I will be attending our very first Celtic Thunder concert in Mesa, AZ in November. I am so sad that you will not be joining the rest of the group. I have always loved your music, your voice and your dedication to building your solo career. I want to wish both of you a lifetime of happiness. I married my best friend 23 years ago and it has been the best decision I have ever made in my life. Enjoy your wonderful journey together as husband and wife.

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    Judy Thursday, 11 August 2016

    Well, Well, Well ... Now I understand the Ball & Chain Tour. Keith and Kelsey Harkin, I love it

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    Marvelle Thompson Monday, 15 August 2016

    Hi Keith, So sorry to hear that you are leaving CT. I have followed the group for about 3 years, only, and you have been my favorite in the group. Wishing you and your wife a long and happy marriage. Also, wishing you a success on your own. Thanks, a fan from Georgia, USA

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    Lady Kathleen Friday, 19 August 2016

    Keith and Kelsey. I am so delighted for you both. May your years together be filled with love and joy. I hope you both always remember to kiss each other goodnight and never worry about the small stuff. I have been a fan from the beginning and will always be
    God's blessing on you both.

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    Pat Monday, 22 August 2016

    CT has changed so much and so disappointed with them. First George which was so sad and then now Keith backing away I find out after buying tickets. Not crazy about newest people. Will be last concert I'm sorry to say. I understand changes but choices by management make me wonder,

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    Pat Monday, 22 August 2016

    CT has changed so much and so disappointed with them. First George which was so sad and then now Keith backing away I find out after buying tickets. Not crazy about newest people. Will be last concert I'm sorry to say. I understand changes but choices by management make me wonder,

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    Julia Hughes, Atlanta,Ga usa Sunday, 28 August 2016

    Congrats to both of you! Makes me feel a little better to know you married on what would have been my 40th anniversary but my husband died in March. Now I can remember the date with a smile instead of tears as one of my favorite singers was we'd to HIS love on that day!! Hope you have many years together❤️??

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    Kim Rozakis Northampton Pennsylvania USA Sunday, 11 September 2016

    Congratulations Keith and Kelsey. Wishing you a long and happy life together. Never go to bed mad at each other!

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    Judy Pedersen Tuesday, 13 September 2016

    Hi Keith, Just a note to say how much we enjoyed your concert at Barrington, Il. Looking forward to seeing you next time. We especially had fun at the "meet and greet". We have been fans of yours since we first saw you with Celtic Thunder. [Will miss you greatly not seeing you with them.] Best of luck to you and your bride--happy that you made that step! Your friends and forever fans, Judy and Al Pedersen, Antioch, Il.

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    Jean Downes. Monday, 21 November 2016

    How happy I am you have found your love and may you both be as happy as I have been for 52 years. My Alan died last July and your singing and smiles have helped me through the dark days.
    Hope to see you again in Albany Western Australia. Best Wishes and Merry Christmas Keith and Kelsey,

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    Ellen Goldbeck, Owosso, Michigan Tuesday, 13 December 2016

    Congratulations to the two of you on your life's together! The very best wishes for a successful journey on your Harkin band. I got to know you through CT on public tv,I have enjoyed it a lot, I catch it in ITunes. I see you are coming to Michigan in March and I just hope I will be able to come see you.

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    Laura Bour, Michigan Tuesday, 21 February 2017

    Congratulations to both of you. You make a sweet couple. Hope you had a fun honeymoon. Keep smiling and keep singing Keith. You have a beautiful voice.

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    Bea Handschuh Monday, 27 February 2017

    Well I feel way behind the times. First congrats on your marriage. I know you will be happy as you are a happy person. I had never seen a live concert of CT as I was never close enough to attend but this past year my daughter and I went to Portland Maine and we were both so disappointed that you had left. I had only seen you on the PBS shows and fell in love with your voice and the way you sang them, of course you are such a cutie also. I am glad to hear you are going it alone on your own musical career. Everyone has a direction in life to follow and you seem to have found yours.I will be looking for you CD'S and hoping you will have a show close to me so I can see you in person. Thank you for your music and dedication to all of us. Blessings to you and your new wife.

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    Bea Handschuh Monday, 27 February 2017

    I guess I have lost my message to you but I will try to rewrite it. I have never seen a CT concert except on PBS as I was never close enough to get to one. My daughter and I saw one last year in Portland Maine and was so disappointed you were no longer with the group. I am glad to hear you have ventured into your own world of music and are having success with it. I will be looking for your cd's. I am in hopes you will have a concert close to us so we can come and see you live. I want to wish you and your new bride all the luck in the world with much friendship and love. Thank you for your music and dedication to the music world for all of us to enjoy. Blessings to you and yours.

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    D Joy Gwilliam Monday, 13 March 2017

    Sorry I am so very late in saying I wish for you both to have the everlasting love the Father has for all of us! Congratulations on you two becoming one!

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