Seamus Kennedy, originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, has been entertaining audiences all over the United States for almost four decades. An accomplished guitarist with a ready wit and a vast store of songs, he travels the country performing for thousands of people each year.
With a thorough knowledge of the traditional and contemporary songs of Ireland and Scotland, he is equally proficient with American music, whether it folk, country, bluegrass or a little Western Swing.
A thirty-eight 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, but also of being an all-round entertainer.
“A master showman with an unmatched repertoire; a maestro among Irish troubadours.” ~ Irish Fest, Milwaukee
Seamus is at home in venues ranging from intimate house-concerts and folk-clubs to concert halls and festivals; from Alaska to Florida, from Maryland to California, he makes folks laugh, sing and forget their cares for a while.
“Seamus Kennedy’s music is a gleefully mixed bag of styles and traditions…an enjoyably eclectic and often surprising collection.” ~ Ricchard Middleton, Sing Out!
Kennedy’s ability to combine a total command of the music with humor makes him unique in the industry.
His strong interactive entertainment skills and his participation with his audiences have helped him create an exceptionally loyal fan base everywhere he goes.
This diversity is also reflected in his many recordings, several of which were taped before live audiences, and which feature something for everyone, from the silly to the serious, from instrumentals to a capella vocals, with a healthy dose of humor thrown in.
“The hardest working superstar in the whole business is the irrepressible Seamus Kennedy, who seems to have the energy of ten men. The craic has never been better and it is in the good hands of Seamus Kennedy.” ~ Shay Clark, Irish American News, November 2008.