Seán Keane (fiddler)

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Seán Keane
Seán Keane 2010.jpg
Keane in 2010
Background information
Born (1946-07-12) 12 July 1946 (age 73)
OriginDublin, Ireland
GenresFolk, Traditional Irish
Years activec. 1961-present
Associated actsThe Chieftains

Seán Keane (born 12 July 1946, Dublin) is an Irish fiddler and a member of The Chieftains. He was a member of Ceoltóirí Chualann in the 1960s, before joining The Chieftains in 1968. He has a unique style of playing, especially in his use of ornamentation, perhaps influenced by the music of the Irish bagpipe, or uilleann pipes. He is also a fiddle teacher.[citation needed]

Seán is married and has three children by the names of Deirdre, Páraic and Darach. Darach and Páraic are both excellent musicians. The majority of Seán's grandchildren play.

Molly - Fiddle Alex - Fiddle Ruby - Cello Jack - Uillinn Pipes/Tin Whistle Ella - Fiddle Loulou - Concertina Clara -Concertina Doireann Páidí Seán Óg


  • Gusty's Frolics (1975)
  • Contentment is Wealth (1985; with Matt Molloy)
  • Jig it in Style (1990)
  • The Fire Aflame (1993; with Liam O'Flynn & Matt Molloy)

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