Seán Keane (fiddler)
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Keane in 2010
|Born||12 July 1946|
|Genres||Folk, Traditional Irish|
|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.
Seán was married and had 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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