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by Seamus Kennedy

Washington Area Music Awards Best Irish/Celtic male vocalist Seamus Kennedy singing a selection of more traditional songs from across the wide Celtic spectrum.
Genre: Folk: Traditional Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Newry Highwayman
2:55 $0.99
2. The Fields of Athenry
4:04 $0.99
3. Mormond Braes
2:10 $0.99
4. The Rose of Allendale
4:24 $0.99
5. I Know My Love
3:27 $0.99
6. The Bold Fenian Men
3:07 $0.99
7. Farewell to Sicily
3:27 $0.99
8. Bonny Kellswater
4:04 $0.99
9. The Star of the County Down
2:37 $0.99
10. Love Vie En Rose
2:40 $0.99
11. Air-Fa-La-La-Lo
4:03 $0.99
12. My Lagan Love
4:18 $0.99
13. Belfast Town
2:46 $0.99
14. FLower of Scotland
3:46 $0.99
15. There Were Roses
6:45 $0.99
16. My Love is Like A Red, Red Rose
3:05 $0.99
17. Sound the Pibroch
4:25 $0.99
18. Bheir Me 'o
3:29 $0.99
19. Roisin, My Roisin
3:22 $0.99
20. Leave Her Johnny, Leave Her
3:04 $0.99
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Album Notes
Seamus Kennedy, originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, has been entertaining audiences all over the United States for the past 27 years. With a ready wit and a vast store of songs, he travels from Alaska to Florida, Maryland to California, performing for audiences which range from Popes and presidents to bartenders and bricklayers, from college students to kindergartners.

"In every dealing that I have had with Mr. Kennedy, he has been indeed fabulous. My highest recommendation is provided."
~ Kim Gardner, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, PA

In concert or festival, in pub or club, in colleges or high schools, Seamus Kennedy has the repertoire and the ability to make folks forget their cares for a while, to relax and enjoy themselves. He encourages the crowd to sing along to silly lyrics and daft ditties or act out the choruses of children's songs. When he plays a lively Irish jig or a reel, Seamus will often coax someone to jump up and dance to the music of his guitar or bodhrán - to the delight - and often amazement - of their friends. His audience participation songs and tongue-twisters have amused the ablest of participants and the nimblest of tongues.

"His rapport with the crowd provides entertainment above and beyond that of a normal singer."
~ Irish Insider, Rochester, NY

Seamus has an endless supply of rib-tickling jokes, stories and one liners which can leave an audience breathless from laughing so hard. Many a crowd has gone home from one of his shows giggling to one another, "Do you remember the one about...?" (Ask him to do the routine about Moms And Kids, the Nuns, or Murphy and the Snails.).

"When he sang "The Town I Love So Well", he owned everybody in the room."
~ Tony Hynes, Fir Dóiteán

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. That moment of silence before the applause can raise goosebumps. Seamus' greatest influences have been the Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem, the Dubliners' Luke Kelly, and the Irish Rovers, so it is no surprise to find many songs that they made famous, such as "The Wild Colonial Boy", "The Wild Rover," or "The Black Velvet Band" in his performance. So come and enjoy the music and mirth of one of Ireland's most popular exports - Seamus Kennedy!

Representation: Noteworthy Productions

Tour Schedule: Musi-Cal

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Great choice of songs
I love this CD because it has the Elizabethan song, "Leave Her Johnny." This song is a great sailor's ballad sung with a lovely meloncholy voice. I really enjoy the entire album, but this song is my favorite.

M Duncan

I bought this CD for "The Fields of Athenry"...
and have been more than pleased with the rest of the album. I HIGHLY reccomend all of Seamus's CDs. He's the best in his class.

John Collins

Great. Actually I had the tape version and just needed it on a CD. Inexpensaive
As I stated above it was inexpensive and delivery was very timely.

linda bohrer

barroom @ ballards
I've gone through 4 copies of this cd in ten years!- watch out for the fast fingered friends "borrowing" this cd