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Joe Heaney (Seosamh Ó hÉanaí)

Biographical

  • Joe Heaney — Seosamh Ó hÉanaí (15 October 1919 - 1 May 1984)
    • Joe Heaney was an Irish traditional (sean nós) singer from County Galway, Ireland.
    • He spent most of his adult life abroad, living in England, Scotland and New York city.
    • Heaney was born Carna, a remote village in Connemara, County Galway, along the west coast of Ireland.
    • When he was 16 years old, he won a scholarship to attend school in Dublin.
    • While there he won first and second prizes at a national singing competition.
    • In 1949, he went to London where he worked on building sites and became involved in the folk-music scene.
    • He came to America in 1965 at the invitation of the Newport Folk Festival.
    • After singing at Newport, he decided to move to America and settled in New York City.
    • From 1982 until 1984, Heaney was an artist-in-residence at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Discography


  • Single & EP Releases
    • 1957 - Gael-Linn CÉ 02 78rpm
      • Caioneadh na dTrí Muire (The Lament of the Three Marys) — Seosamh Ó hÉanaí
      • Bonny Kate/Mrs McLeod's Reel/The Fermoy Lasses — Tommy Reck
    • 1957 - Gael-Linn CÉ 03 78rpm
      • Neainsín Bhán (Fair Nancy) — Seosamh Ó hÉanaí
      • Carolan's Concerto — Tommy Reck
    • 1957 - Gael-Linn CÉ 04 78rpm
      • Bean an Leanna (The Woman with the Beer) — Seosamh Ó hÉanaí
      • The Kerry Reel/Colonel Frazer/The Steampacket — Denis Murphy
    • 1960 - Gael-Linn CÉ 16 78rpm
      • Amhrán na Trá Báine (Song of the White Strand) — Seosamh Ó hÉanaí
      • Old Man Dillon/The Battering Ram — Vincent Broderick
    • 1960 - Gael-Linn CÉ 17 78rpm
      • Amhrán na Páise (Song of Passion) — Seosamh Ó hÉanaí
      • Lord McDonald's Reel/The Fair of Ballinasloe — Paddy Canny
    • 1960 - Gael-Linn CÉ 18 78rpm
      • Sadhbh Ní Bhruinneallaigh & Is Measa Liom Bródach — Seosamh Ó hÉanaí
      • The Plains of Boyle/The Leitrim Fancy — Willie Clancy
    • Morrissey and the Russian Sailor and Other Irish Songs: 1960 - Collector JEI 5 EP
    • The Bonny Bunch Of Roses: 1960 - Collector JEI 7 EP
    • Amhráin Aniar: 1960 - Gael-Linn GL 004 EP

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Index