Seán Keane


Claremorris Town Hall Theatre presents:

Seán Keane & Band

with the Mayo Concert Orchestra

In Concert

Friday 28th December

Doors 7.00 pm    Show 8.00 pm


Seán Keane, from County Galway, is a traditional Irish, folk, country and blues singer. Growing up in a family of singers and musicians, Seán learned sean-nós style of singing from his mother and his aunts. By the time Seán reached his teens, he had collected thirteen All-Ireland medals in Fleadh Ceoil competitions. He was an accomplished whistle and flute player 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, 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.

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