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.

01 DECEMBER
2016
event

Glor

Ennis
Co. Clare
02 DECEMBER
2016
event

Heritage
Golf Resort

Killenard
Co. Laois
03 DECEMBER
2016
event

Donegal
Charlies

Dungiven
Co. Derry
07 DECEMBER
2016
event

The Blue
Haven

Kilcar
Co. Donegal
08 DECEMBER
2016
event

Roscommon
Arts centre


Co. Roscommon
09 DECEMBER
2016
event

Town Hall
Theatre


Co. Galway
10 DECEMBER
2016
event

Town Hall
Theatre


Co. Galway
13 DECEMBER
2016
event

Bearings
N.S

Bearing
Co. Cork
14 DECEMBER
2016
event

An
Bradan Feasa

Rathcairn
Co. Meath
15 DECEMBER
2016
event

The Ritz
Restaurant

Athlone
Co. Westmeath
16 DECEMBER
2016
event

Ionad
Culturtha

Baile Mhdrne
Co. Cork
17 DECEMBER
2016
event

The Village
Arts Centre

Kilworth
Co. Cork
27 DECEMBER
2016
event

Claremorris
Town Hall Theatre

Claremorris
Co. Mayo
28 DECEMBER
2016
event

Leap
Castle


Co. Offaly
29 DECEMBER
2016
event

Meadow Court
Hotel

Loughrea
Co. Galway
30 DECEMBER
2016
event

The
Forge

Moycullen
Co. Galway
01 JANUARY
2017
event

The
Dunlewey Theatre

Dunlewey
Co. Donegal
4 JANUARY
2017
event

The Canal Court
Hotel

Newry
Co. Down
05 JANUARY
2017
event

The Tullamore Court
Hotel

Tullamore
Co. Offaly
12 JANUARY
2017
event

Rossmore
Thetare

Rossmore
Co. Cork
13 JANUARY
2017
event

Friar's Gate
Theatre

Kilmallock
Co. Limerick
14 JANUARY
2017
event

The Woodlands
Hotel


Co. Waterford
20 JANUARY
2017
event

Hotel
Kilkenny


Co. Kilkenny
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
02 MARCH
2017
event

Vicar Street
Co. Dublin

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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