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Keane returns to Westport for summer run

Going Out

POPULAR SINGER Seán Keane, pictured on the balcony of Westport Town Hall Theatre.

After unprecedented sellout runs in the summers of 2017 and and 2018, Seán Keane is back in Westport for a weekly show. Every Thursday until August 29, the much-loved musician will be on stage at Westport Town Hall Theatre. He will be joined on stage each night by fellow musicians Pat Coyne, Fergus Feely, David Doocey and Stephen Doherty.
Seán Keane, who hails from Co Galway, has been described gushingly as the ‘greatest musical find of the our time’ by The London Independent. Traditional Irish, folk and even country and blues songs all lend themselves to his 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 no less than 13 All-Ireland medals in Fleadh Ceoil competitions. He was also by then an accomplished whistle and flute player and had taken up the uilleann pipes and bodhrán.
When he 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 his sister Dolores and renowned accordion player Máirtín O’Connor. Later, Seán was part of Arcady, in which he performed alongside such well-known singers as Johnny ‘Ringo’ McDonagh, Sharon Shannon and Frances Black.
Seán 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 worldwide. His latest album ‘Gratitude’, which he recorded with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, has been a huge success and has opened doors to a whole new audience.

To book tickets, call 098 28459 or visit www.westporttheatre.com.