Seán Keane’s Return Takes in Two Concert Date at Ó Riada’s in Ballymac

For the second time in under six months, Ó Riada’s Bar and Restaurant in Ballymacelligott is about to prepare its stage space for Seán Keane and his band.

It was involved in the very same preparations for the very same performers for a two night stint there last mid October but Covid restrictions intervened.

The singer from the famous Caherlistrane family in North Galway will play two shows in the Ballymacelligott venue on Saturday evening and night, February 26th at 5pm and 8pm.

Like many of his fellow artists, he will be returning to the stage after an absence of 22 months due to the restrictions imposed in that period of time.

Looking Forward to Audiences

“Seán is looking forward to performing in front of live audiences again across the whole of Ireland and he will bring his unique sound accompanied by Pat Coyne on guitar and Fergus Feely on Mandocello,” according to a management statement ahead of his return.

“In recent months he has returned to the studio and will be adding some new songs to the set list.

Songs like ‘I’ll be there’ ‘You are loved’ and ‘Whispered’ will join his favourites like ‘Never Alone’, ‘Isle of Hope’ and ‘Galway to Graceland,’ the statement continued.

Return to Dinner and Show Nights

This is a return to the venue’s ‘dinner and show’ nights out which had been doing so well before the restrictions hit everything.

For a €60 per head ticket you get all the entertainment with the added bonus of what has been described by regular punters as ‘a fabulous three course meal.’

You’ll be getting the benefit of a voice that channels a family tradition of singing which goes well back over the decades and into the centuries.

Seán Keane’s aunts, Rita and Sarah Keane both died just over a year apart around a decade ago and they were close to their 90s.

A Deep Well of Tradition

They brought songs and the singing tradition from their parents and grandparents and, most likely, from much deeper than that.

It’s a tradition which waited for the 1950s to be radio documented by Ciarán MacMathúna and his equals and later recorded by the likes of Claddagh Records.

Their influence on Seán and on his equally famous sister, Dolores is well known and they put their unique stamp on the styles of generations of singers now and to come.

That’s the unfathomable depth of the well from which your entertainment will be drawn up when ‘Seán Keane – The Return Tour’ stops for two shows but for one night only at O’Riada’s on February 26th.

Booking Information

Bookings can be arranged by ringing Mary Jones on 087 206 4119

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