Seán Garvey

The Irish Traditional Music Archive is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Seán Garvey, one of the country’s foremost traditional singers.

Seán Garvey
Seán Garvey / Tony Kearns

A native of Cahersiveen in Co Kerry, Seán's outstanding recordings Ón dTalamh Amach and The Bonny Bunch of Roses along with his prolific performances since the 1970s portrayed a beautifully discerning, sensitive Irish artist. A talented, accomplished musician his rich, sonorous voice rightly earned him the TG4 Gradam Ceoil, Amhránaí na Bliana in 2006. Our sympathies to Seán's partner, family and friends. Laoch mór an cheoil ar lár agus drochscéal ceart a bhás. Suaimhneas síoraí a Sheáin.