Seán Keane

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About Seán

Seán Keane from County Galway is decribed as the `greatest musical find of the 90`s` by `The London Independent`. Traditional Irish, folk and even country and blues songs all lend themselves to his unique style and unforgettable voice. Growing up in a family of singers and musicians, Seán learned the sean-nós style of singing from his mother and his aunts.

Singing was his life, even in early childhood; by the time Seán reached his teens, he had collected thirteen All-Ireland medals in Fleadh Ceoil competitions. He was by then an accomplished whistle and flute player as well and had taken up the uilleann pipes and bodhraun.

When he joined his first group, `Shegui`, he had already served a long apprenticeship; after travelling throughout Europe with the band, he left to join `Reel Union`, a group which also featured sister Dolores and accordion player Máirtín O`Connor. Later, he was part of `Arcady`, with such well known names as Johnny `Ringo` McDonagh, Sharon Shannon and Frances Black.

After a short flirtation with the theatre when he played in the Druid production of the `Midnight Court` and the Abbey Theatre`s `Sheep`s Milk on the Boil`, Seán embarked on his solo career in 1993. `All Heart , No Roses` received rave reviews and was chosen as `Debut Folk Album of the Year` by Q Magazine. In the years following, success continued with Meteor Award nominations, `Best Male Folk Performer` from Irish Music Magazine (three times) ,a similar award from the London `Irish World`,as well as numerous Irish accolades. `A Portrait`, a collection of Seán`s songs, is a multi-platinum Irish seller. All of his solo albums are platinum sellers and remain in constant demand.Six solo albums later, Seán Keane continues to delight audiences all over the world with his live performances and recorded work. He tours regularly with his band in Ireland, Austria, Germany, the US and Canada as well as appearing at major festivals world-wide.

Upcoming Events

Below is a list of upcoming events.

26 JANUARY
2017
event

St. Johns
Theatre

Listowel
Co. Kerry
27 JANUARY
2017
event

Carnigie
Arts Centre

Kenmare
Co. Kerry
03 FEBRUARY
2017
event

Sheeran's Pub

Coolrain
Co. Laois
25 FEBRUARY
2017
event

Russell Culture Centre

Russell Culture Centre
Doolen 2pm
02 MARCH
2017
event

Vicar Street

Vicar Street
Co. Dublin
04 MARCH
2017
event

Village Theatre

Village Theatre
Carrabane
05 MARCH
2017
event

Scoil Ruàin

Scoil Ruàin, Killenaule
Co. Tipperary
10 MARCH
2017
event

Noel Hill Album launch

Noel Hill Album launch
11 MARCH
2017
event

Carna Bay Hotel

Carna Bay Hotel
Carna
18 MARCH
2017
event

London Irish Centre

Candem
London
25 MARCH
2017
event

Nenagh Arts Centre

Nenagh Arts Centre
Nenagh
31 MARCH
2017
event

Kilmovee Community Centre

Kilmovee
Co Mayo

Discography

See below a list of current releases to date

All Heart No Roses - 1994

Turn A Phrase - 1996

No Stranger - 1998

The Man That I Am - 2000

Sean Songs - 2002

Portrait The Best Of Sean Keane - 2003

You Got Gold - 2006

An Irish Scattering - 2008

Valley Of The Heart - 2009

Never Alone - 2013

Christmas by the hearth - 2014

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