The Joe Heaney Archives

Joe Éinniú, an t-amhráiní sean-nóis as Carna, Contae na Gaillimhe, Éire.
Welcome to Cartlanna Sheosaimh Uí Éanaí!

Joe Heaney (known in Irish as Seosamh Ó hÉanaí and, in his native district, Joe Éinniú) was one of the twentieth century’s greatest proponents of the sean-nós singing tradition, and was famed both nationally and internationally. These Archives give us a taste of his singing, storytelling and folklore — in Irish and English — along with background information on each recording.

The Archives are also a celebration of Joe’s life and work. Most of the audio and video recordings on these pages were made by his own friends and students.

Cartlanna Sheosaimh Uí Éanaí are a joint project of National University of Irelend, Galway (Department of IrishAcadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge) and University of Washington.

Cuardaigh leat — agus bain taithneamh as a n‑aimsíonn tú!