“An Irish entertainer and so much more.”
With a thorough knowledge of the traditional and contemporary songs of Ireland and Scotland, Seamus Kennedy is equally proficient with American music, whether it be folk, country, bluegrass or a little Western Swing.
A 37-year veteran of the Irish/Celtic festival circuit, he was first influenced by the legendary Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem, and from them he learned the importance of not only being a solid musician and singer, but also of being an all-round entertainer whose shows are as full of humor and wit as they are melodious music.
Seamus has an endless supply of rib-tickling jokes, stories, and one-liners that can leave an audience breathless from laughing so hard. But the Irish have their serious side, too, and when Seamus performs one of the more somber ballads such as Tommy Sands’ “There Were Roses” or Pete St. John’s “Dublin in the Rare Old Times”, you can hear a pin drop as the words sink in.