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Seamus Kelleher

Lahinch Tavern & Grill
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Remember seeing the bar-walker, Seamus Kelleher perform "Sultan's of Swing" at the 4Ps DC back in the 1990's with the Sean Fleming Band?, Seamus is back in the area for 1 show at Lahinch Tavern & Grill in Potomac, MD click the link here or copy/paste in your browser, to see Seamus playing Sultan's of Swing with the Sean Fleming band, and your memories will come flooding back!


Here's master of the electric & acoustic guitar, Seamus Kelleher's bio:

He has been referred to as “a stand-up comic who happens to be a virtuoso guitar player and natural born story teller,” by one music critic. We’re talking about Ireland’s Seamus Kelleher. His music career started in his hometown of Galway in the late 60s where at age fifteen he was the opening act for major groups like Thin Lizzy. In 1974 he toured the US with a band called Rock and Roll Circus and shortly after decided to make New York his home. It didn’t take long for Kelleher to establish himself as a major force on the New York music scene. He joined up with singer Sean Fleming in the early 80s performing all over the US and Europe in venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Excelsior in Rome. Kelleher went on to join up with the legendary Philadelphia band Blackthorn in 1996. In 2011, after fifteen years and over 1000 performances with Blackthorn, Kelleher decided it was time to go out on his own. Over the past five years, he has recorded two highly acclaimed solo CDs and developed a large following in the tri state area and in Ireland.

It’s very unusual to find someone who can play electric blues, Celtic and rock guitar like Kelleher. What separates him from his peers is his ability to play acoustic guitar at the same level as the electric. In the hands of Kelleher, the acoustic guitar becomes a wall of sound where you feel you are listening to three or more people playing at once. Put together Kelleher’s gifted guitar playing, his distinguished singing voice, and his totally off the wall sense of humor and you end up with a family friendly show unlike anything you have ever seen.