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.

Future Dates

Seans dates until September.


July 18 Westport Town Hall Theatre, Westport, Co. Mayo 098-28459 -
July 20 Boyle Co.Roscommon
July 21 Ballymaloe Co.Cork
July 25 Westport Town Hall Theatre, Westport, Co. Mayo 098-28459 -
July 28 Tory Island, County Donegal
July 31 Hampton Hotel, Donnybrook, Dublin -


August 1 Westport Town Hall Theatre, Westport, Co. Mayo 098-28459 -
August 2 Ballygar Festival Co. Galway
August 3 Sean McCarthy Memorial, Finuge, Co. Kerry.
August 5 Fundraiser for Crumlin Childrens Hospital, Queallys Catherlistrane, County Galway
August 6 An Taibhdhearc, Galway 091-562024 -
August 7 Hampton Hotel, Donnybrook, Dublin -
August 8 Westport Town Hall Theatre, Westport, Co. Mayo 098-28459 -
August 9 Early's Pub. Arainn Mhor Island, County Donegal
August 10 NCH
August 11 Inis Meain Community Centre, Aran Islands, County Galway.
August 13 An Taibhdhearc, Galway 091-562024 -
August 14 Hampton Hotel, Donnybrook, Dublin -
August 15 Westport Town Hall Theatre, Westport, Co. Mayo 098-28459 -
August 20 An Taibhdhearc, Galway 091-562024 -
August 21 Hampton Hotel, Donnybrook, Dublin -
August 22 Westport Town Hall Theatre, Westport, Co. Mayo 098-28459 -
August 25 Carraroe Mackerel Festival, Halla Einne, County Galway.
August 27 An Taibhdhearc, Galway 091-562024 -
August 28 Hampton Hotel, Donnybrook, Dublin -
August 29 Westport Town Hall Theatre, Westport, Co. Mayo 098-28459 -


Sept 8 Gleneagle Hotel Killarney, County Kerry -
Sept 13 The Mellon County Inn, Omagh, County Tyrone 0044 288 1661224
September 14 Derry TBC
September 15 The Garage Theatre, County Monaghan -
September 16 Ballyclare Antrim
Sept 17 Clifden Arts Festival, County Galway TBC
Sept 28 Brú Ború, Cashel, County Tipperary 062 61122 -
Sept 29 Coleman Centre, Gurteen, County Sligo 071 918 2599


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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