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> Seamus Begley, Trad Lost One of the Greats
Posted: 30-Jan-2023, 11:26 PM
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On January 9th, the extraordinary Trad musician and singer, Seamus Begley, died unexpectedly at age 73. A brilliant musician with a brilliant voice, his presence in the Trad community will be sorely missed.

I had the privilege of hearing Seamus in concert with the mighty band Teada many years ago. When my wife and I traveled to Ireland back in 2011, we stayed at a B & B in Dingle, County Kerry. I saw a CD with Seamus photo on it while we were eating breakfast. The lady who owned the B & B happened to by Seamus' niece by marriage. He lived just across the field from her.

He was one of the premier accordion players in Ireland and had an amazing voice. I would highly recommend his album "The Bold Kerryman." Simply amazing.

I have attached a link to a video of him singing with the legendary Mary Black. Take a listen and enjoy! There are many other videos out there of him playing and singing. If you love Trad, you will love the talent of the amazing Seamus Begley.


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Posted: 25-Jun-2023, 08:02 AM
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Beautiful voice and video. Thanks for sharing this story and the band Teada. Man that is legendary. So sad we are losing some really wonderful and outstanding musicians in the trad community these past few years. I hope their music will be rediscovered!

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