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