One of Ireland’s finest, and frequently accorded legendary status in his native Sligo,Seamie O’Dowd’s musical career has seen him progress from his first radio broadcast at ten years of age, on up through the ranks of various strands of the Sligo traditional Irish, blues, folk and rock scenes to being an extensively travelled, experienced and much sought after musician, singer and producer. His solo performances were once described as being able to rival any band.
He has played with Mairtin O’Connor, Cathal Hayden, Jimmy Higgins, Dervish, The Unwanted, Tommy Emmanuel, Kieran Ouinn, Christy Moore, and Liam O’Flynn, to name but a few.
He has also released two solo albums, both of which have received critical acclaim. The first, “Headful Of Echoes” is a folk/ blues based album of songs while the second, “Wood and Iron” is a guitar based album of traditional Irish tunes.
These albums will feature strongly in his solo performance, as will material from other albums he has been involved in, and a few things he’s working on for the future will be sneak-previewed as well!
This will be the first gig in the Hawks Well that Seamie has featured on centrally since the sold-out concert that saw him honoured in music by many of his peers.
He plays in the Hawk’s Well as part of a series of solo gigs that he is playing around Ireland.