Artist Profiles: Séamus Begley

Séamus Begley

One of a family of nine brothers and sisters – all musicians – from the Dingle peninsula, Co. Kerry, Séamus Begley’s father was a singer and melodeon player and his mother a singer. He learned his first tunes from his sister Maire who, like himself, is a fine singer and box player.

Following on from the outstanding Begley and Cooney release Meitheal, Séamus’s CD, Ragairne (Revelling at Night), was recorded with guitarist Jim Murray and was voted 2001 Traditional Album of the Year in both Hot Press and The Irish Times.


An Ciarraíoch Mallaithe (Gael-Linn, 1973)
Plancstaí Bhaile Na Buc (Gael-Linn, 1989)
Meitheal (Hummingbird Records, 1996)
Ragairne (Dara Records, 2001)
Éirí Go Lá (2008
Disgrace Notes (SíbÍn Records, 2010)
Cuz – A Tribute To Terry “Cuz” Teahan (Imeartas Records, 2013)
The Bold Kerryman (Independent Records, 2015)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.


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