Sean Keane for Kilworth

One of Ireland’s finest singers, Sean Keane has consistently garnered acclaim for his unique singing voice as well as his piping, harmonica and flute-playing skills. He returns to Kilworth for a concert in the local community centre on Thursday, September 29.

Despite his involvement with music, Sean Keane was initially drawn more to the theatre. He starred in Druid’s production of Merriman’s poem ‘The Midnight Court’ and a production of Tom McIntyre’s play ‘Sheep’s Milk on the Boil’ at the Abbey Theatre and did not fully commit himself to music until 1994. 

Throughout his musical career, Keane has balanced traditional music and modern compositions. ‘All Heart, No Roses’ focused on traditional tunes, many of which Keane had learned from his grandmother. His second album, ‘Turn A Phrase’, released in April 1996, took a different approach and showcased contemporary songwriting. Keane’s third album ‘No Stranger’, released in July 1998, continued in a similar vein. 

More recently, in 2015, he release the album ‘The Wild Atlantic Way – A Journey In Irish Music’; in 2016 ‘The New Day Dawning’ and in 2018, followed up with the album ‘Gratitude’.

See him live in Kilworth on September 29. Tickets (€25 each) go on sale from Monday next at The Avondhu offices in Fermoy (025-32227) and Mitchelstown (025-24451), from Cotter’s Bar, Kilworth (025-43615 after 4pm) or you can call or text 087-6492514. Early booking both advised and appreciated.