Traditional Music and Song

august, 2022

thu04aug7:00 pmSeán Keane and Emmet CahillCathedral Christ the King, Mary Street Mullingar7:00 pm Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann

Event Details

In this double concert of two distinctive singers, Fleadh stalwart, Seán Keane, will share the stahe with Mullingar’s own Emmet Cahill

Seán Keane (pictured above) from County Galway is described as the greatest musical find of the 90’s. Traditional, 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 his sister, Dolores, and accordion master Máirtín O’Connor. Later, he was a member of Arcady, along with Johnny “Ringo” McDonagh, Sharon Shannon and Frances Black. Seán recently released his tenth solo album, New Day Dawning.

Emmet Cahill is perhaps best known as the lead singer with Celtic Thunder and recently made his sold-out debut at New York’s Carnegie Hall. His latest album topped the Billboard World Music Charts in America, where he is made a number of television and concert appearances.

Though conversant with piano, organ and violin, singing was always been his preference. He is a graduate of the Royal Irish Academy of Music where he completed a degree in music performance. Since then he has performed in major venues in Ireland including the National Concert Hall, Croke Park, the Aviva Stadium and the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin.

Tickets, each costing €25 (plus €2 booking fee) are available from


(Thursday) 7:00 pm


Cathedral Christ the King

Mary Street Mullingar

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