Seán Keane (born 24 August 1961) is an Irish singer and musician, known for his distinctive sean-nós -style voice. [2]


Seán Keane was born in a small village called Caherlistrane near Tuam in County Galway into a musical family, including his renowned sister Dolores. [3] He took a first prize in the Connaught Fleadh for singing in English.


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


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