appearances

Where would you like me to show up? 

Contact me directly to set up a collaboration. You can call/text at 864-580-6506 or email me at vagabondoboist@gmail.com.

I travel well and I blend...how can we work together? 

Where am I going?

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  • Camp Counselor Kelsey at Taproot, July 12-25, 2019

    • The Music Camp, Spartanburg, SC​

Where have I been? 

  • Volunteer at Hemlock Festival, November 1-3, 2019

    • Starbridge Event Center, Dahlonega, GA

  • Origami Mami at Get Off the Grid Fest, August 9-11, 2019

    • Big Berea Field at Warren Wilson College​, Swannanoa, NC

  • Busking for the Chapman Cultural Center, August 8, 2019

  • Vagabond Oboist at Sunday Songwriters, August 4, 2019

    • Brickhouse Pizzeria in Spartanburg, SC

  • Funeral service for Roy Cole, August 3, 2019

    • St. Christopher's Episcopal Church

    • Gabriel's Oboe

  • Origami Mami at Fusion Fest, July 27, 2019

    • Barnet Park, Spartanburg, SC​

  • Camp Counselor Kelsey July 7-20, 2019​

    • Taproot Music Camp at the Music Camp in Spartanburg, SC

  • Unitarian Universalist Church, June 2, 2019

    • Where Have all the Flowers Gone? ​

  • Converse Wind Ensemble, May 6, 2019

  • Memorial Service, April 25, 2019

  • Unitarian Universalist Church Easter Service, April 21, 2019

  • Origami Mami at Spartanburg Soaring! April 13, 2019

  • Busking for the Chapman Cultural Center, April 3, 2019

  • Converse Wind Ensemble, March 14, 2019

  • Dorman High School Concerto Competition, February 12, 2019

  • Origami Mami at Little River Roasting, January through February 2019

    • On display in downtown Spartanburg:

      • 1000 Cranes Uncaged

      • Be Kind Cranes

      • I Ching Wheel Tapestry

      • Fragments

  • Origami Class at Wofford College, January 15, 2019

  • Origami Class at Angels Charge Ministries, January 9, 2019

  • Morningside Baptist Church, December 16, 2018

  • Lessons and Carols at Converse College, November 29, 2018

  • Converse Wind Ensemble, November 5, 2018

  • Volunteer at Hemlock Festival, November 2-4, 2018

    • Starbridge Event Center in Dahlonega, GA

  • Origami Class at Greer Relief and Resources Agency, October 9, 2019

  • Volunteer at Seeds of Sound Music and Arts Festival, October 4-6, 2018

    • Oasis Family Farm in Sparta, GA

  • Dorman High School Orchestra, October 2, 2018

  • Busking for the Chapman Cultural Center, August 18, 2018

  • Origami Mami at Fine Arts Day Camp, July 13, 2018

    • Lawson Academy of the Arts, Spartanburg, SC

  • Volunteer at Friendship Music Festival, June 28-July 1, 2018

    • Starbridge Event Center in Dahlonega, GA

  • First Presbyterian Church of Spartanburg, June 17, 2018

  • Oboe Rockstar at Grants Awards Ceremony, June 12, 2018​

    • Chapman Cultural Center, Spartanburg, SC

  • Oboe Rockstar Recital, June 2, 2018 at 3:00 PM

    • Rainey Amphitheater, Converse College

    • Lawson Faculty Recital

      • ​Sequence of Events: 

        • I. "Because I exist, I resist."

        • II. Metamorphoses After Ovid, Benjamin Britten

        • III. 1000 Cranes Backstory

        • IV. Bagatelles for Solo Oboe, Gordon Jacob

        • V. How Can I Help? 

        • Truthfully, though, the order doesn't matter.

  • Ring and Sing, April 22, 2018

    • ​Performed with the handbell choir and chamber group at Boiling Springs First Baptist 

  • Spartanburg Earth Day Festival, April 21, 2018

    • Using Your Resources Wisely: a 30 minute presentation at the Unitarian Universalist Church discussing Success Initiative and Project Hub Spartanburg with a focus on using the resources already available. 

  • Labyrinth Walk, March 23, 2018

    • ​The Central United Methodist Church in Spartanburg, SC will have a 45' hand painted labyrinth with musical accompaniment. 

  • Morning Service, February 25, 2018

    • Tartini, Sonata in G Minor and choir accompaniment. 

  • Dorman High School Concerto Competition, February 13, 2018 

  • Tech-n-Tinker: Kelsey Makes Connections, December 28, 2017

    • ​A surprise Tech-n-Tinker! The stars have aligned and Kelsey Leahy will be in the building to discuss a decade of connections made in Spartanburg, a thriving city that is full of surprises if you know where to look. 

    • If you are in Spartanburg we are challenging you to show up. We need everyone to make it happen. Everything is connected, we just have to keep seeking new information! 

  • The Song Heard Round the World, December 17, 2017

    • Morningside First Baptist, Spartanburg, SC

    • ​Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra

  • Christmas // Then, Today, Tomorrow, December 10, 2017

    • Boiling Springs First Baptist, SC​

  • Bach Cantata No 80, October 22, 2017

    • Presbyterian College, Clinton, SC​

    • ​​Chamber Singers with orchestra and soloists will perform Cantata 80 by J. S. Bach: "A Might Fortress is Our God" in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation. All are welcome to attend this free event. 6:00 PM in the sanctuary. 

  • Our Faither in Heiven, October 30, 2016

    • First Presbyterian Church, Spartanburg, SC

    • ​Our Faither in Heiven, T. A. Berger

    • Chancel Choir; Kelsey Leahy, oboe; Mike Reuter, drums

  • Christmas Service, December 13, 2015

    • First Presbyterian Church, Spartanburg, SC

    • ​Fantasia on “Greensleeves” Ralph Vaughan Williams

    • Fantasia on Christmas Carols (England) Ralph Vaughan Williams

    • Il est ne le divin enfant (France) arr. John Rutter

    • Still, Still, Still (Austria) arr. Mack Wilberg

  • Senior Recital, April 24, 2015

    • ​Converse College, Spartanburg, SC

    • ​​​William Grant Still, Incantation and Dance

      • Julie Smith, Piano

    • Mark Biggam, The Morning Cat

      • Mary Luke, Soprano​

    • Gordon Jacob, Seven Bagatelles for Soloe Oboe

    • Madeleine Dring, Three Piece Suite, Romance

    • Paul Hidemith, Oboe Sonata

      • Julie Smith, Piano

Occasionally I rest. 

See the picture below from Seeds of Sound to know that I do, indeed, take breaks every so often. ​

Where will I show up next? 

©2017 by Kelsey Leahy

Want to help get me there?

Donations accepted but not expected. 

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This website was funded in part by Chapman Cultural Center, its donors, the County and City of Spartanburg and the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of SC.