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Traditional Music and Song

july, 2022

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wed13jul8:00 pmSeán KeaneThe Return Tour8:00 pm Town Hall Theatre, Westport

Event Details

Back by popular demand for his fourth annual Summer residency following an unprecented  ten-night sellout run in the summer of 2017, and another sellout run in Summer 2018 and 2019, Seán Keane will perform at Westport Town Hall Theatre every Wednesday from July 13 to August 31. Seán will be joined by Pat Coyne, and Fergus Feely.

Decribed as the “greatest musical find of the 90s” by The London Independent. Seán’s repertoire encompasses traditional, folk and even country and blues songs. 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 and had taken up the uilleann pipes and bodhran.

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, was a multi-platinum Irish seller. All of his solo albums are platinum sellers and remain in constant demand. 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 worldwide.

Seán’s tenth solo album, New Day Dawning, is proving very popular with his fans,  Seán continues to get much radio play with songs like Isle of Hope Isle of Tears, Galway to Graceland and Home Way from Home still proving very popular with his listeners. New material like Paint Me a Picture of Ireland, Nature’s Little Symphony, Don’t Teach Me How to Cry and One More Hour are now becoming standards in his show.

Tickets, each costing €25, are available from https://www.onlinetickets.ie/tickets/se-n-keane-241446#buy.

Time

(Wednesday) 8:00 pm

Location

Town Hall Theatre

Westport

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