Arts and Culture

Sean Keane at Clifden Arts Festival

Once again a capacity crowd packed the Station House Theatre for a concert by Sean Keane, who released a new album earlier this year and is rightly hailed as “the distinctive voice of Ireland”.

Sean was joined on stage by Fergus Feely on mandacello and Pat Coyne on guitar, and played a full programme of songs which included Ellis Island and Gratitude, which takes pride of place in and is the title of the new album.

Sean released his first solo album in the early 90s and is still recording new material.

It was a joy to hear that distinctive voice which is so loved from Nenagh to Nashville and to hear Sean excel on the flute, tin whistle and harmonica.

Dan 1 Clifden in Connemara amid the Twelve BensClifden, the capital of Connemara, where the Arts Festival is taking place this week.

Words and pictures by Bill Heaney

 

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