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Seamus Ennis

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  • Born: Dublin, Ireland
  • Died: Naul, Ireland
  • Years Active: 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s


Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

With an encyclopedic knowledge of traditional Irish music and virtuosic instrumental skill, Seamus Ennis (1919-1982) helped to preserve the ancient folk songs and airs of the Emerald Isle. The host of radio shows for Radio Eireann and the BBC,Ennis spent countless hours in the rural countryside of Ireland collecting hundreds of songs to play on his shows.