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Seán Keane / Emmet Cahill
August 4, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
Thursday 4th August | 7.00pm | Cathedral Christ the King N91EF82
Seán Keane from County Galway is described as the greatest musical find of the 90’s. 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 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 bodhraun.
?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 sister Dolores and accordion player Máirtín O’Connor. Later, he was part of Arcady, with such well known names as Johnny “Ringo” McDonagh, Sharon Shannon and Frances Black.
Seán’s 10th solo album “New Day Dawning” is proving very popular with his fans. Seán continues to get much radio play with songs like “Isle of Hope Isle of Tears”, “Galway to Graceland”, “Home”, and “Home Away From Home” still proving very popular with his listeners. New material like “Paint me a picture of Ireland”, “Natures Little Symphony”, “Don’t Teach Me How To Cry” and “One More Hour” are now becoming standards in his show.
Emmet Cahill hails from Mullingar, Ireland, and is the lead singer with PBS phenomenon Celtic Thunder. Emmet recently made his sold-out debut at New York’s Carnegie Hall.
His Irish album debuted at #1 on the Billboard World Music Charts with Sony Music USA. Recent appearances include: The Today Show, New York’s St Patrick’s Cathedral, US Pentagon, Atlanta symphony hall, and Pensacola Christian College.
Emmet’ musical journey began with a piano lesson when he was just 5 years old. By the time he turned 7 Emmet had begun to have his voice professionally trained and he later went on to win a music scholarship for high school in Mullingar. Emmet spent the next 5 years intensively studying and playing music. At school he furthered his studies in piano, organ, violin and vocal training, but singing was always his true choice. He continued his education at the prestigious Royal Irish Academy of Music where he received a university degree in Music Performance.
Emmet has been cast in many stage productions and has performed on stage at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin and as a soloist at the National Concert Hall. He is an avid sports fan and has twice sung the Irish national anthem at Croke Park Stadium in Dublin in front of crowds of 90,000. Emmet has also performed for the former President of Ireland Mary McAleese and has sung at several international rugby games in Dublin’s new Aviva Stadium.