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 70)
Origin Dublin, Ireland
Genres Folk, Traditional Irish
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Fiddle
Years active c. 1961-present
Associated acts The 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]


  • 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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