Seán Keane (singer)

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Seán Keane
Born 23rd August 1961
Caherlistrane, County Galway, Ireland
Genres Celtic, folk
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1980–present
Associated acts Dolores Keane
De Dannan

Seán Keane (born 24 August 1961) is an Irish singer and musician, known for his distinctive sean-nós-style voice.[1]


Seán Keane was born in a small village called Caherlistrane near Tuam in County Galway into a musical family, including his renowned sister Dolores. He took a first prize in the Connaught Fleadh for singing in English.[2]


Together with Frances Black and others he was a founder member of the group Arcady. He was voted Performer of the Year by readers of Irish Music Magazine in 97/98 and 98/99, and called "the greatest Irish musical find of the `90's" (London Independent), and "the fastest rising star of the Irish music scene" (Irish Times). His musical voice is unique and his songs encompass a mixture of traditional Irish folk music, pop, blues, and country.

Seán Keane has released eleven solo albums and collaborated on five others.


  • All Heart No Roses - 1994
  • Turn A Phrase - 1996
  • No Stranger - 1998
  • The Man That I Am - 2000
  • Seansongs - 2002
  • Portrait - The Best Of Sean Keane - 2003
  • You Got Gold - 2006
  • An Irish Scattering - 2008
  • Valley Of The Heart - 2009
  • Never Alone - 2013
  • Christmas by the hearth - 2014
  • Gratitude - 2018 (with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra)


  • The Irish Scattering - 2008
  • Sean Keane Live - 2016


  1. ^ Christie, Hector, Citizens Keane
  2. ^ Johnson, Fred, Sean Keane - Passion for a Song

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