After an unprecented ten-night sellout run in the summer of 2017, Seán Keane will bring his very popular concert to Westport Town Hall theatre every Wednesday for another summer residency.
Traditional Irish, folk and even country and blues songs all lend themselves to Seán's 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 Bodhran.
When Sean 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 sister Dolores and accordion player Máirtín OConnor. Later, he was part of Arcady, with such well known names as Johnny 'Ringo' McDonagh, Sharon Shannon and Frances Black.
After a short flirtation with the theatre when he played in the Druid production of the Midnight Court and the Abbey Theatre's Sheep's Milk on the Boil, Seán embarked on his solo career in 1993. His album All Heart, No Roses received rave reviews. In the years following, success continued. A Portrait a collection of Seán`s songs, is a multi-platinum Irish seller.
All of his solo singing albums are platinum sellers and remain in constant demand. Six solo albums later, Seán Keane continues to delight audiences all over the world with his live performances and recorded work. He tours regularly with his band in Ireland, Austria, Germany, the US and Canada as well as appearing at major festivals world-wide.
The weekly show starts at 8pm and tickets cost €25. For more information log on to http://www.westporttheatre.com/