The Joe Heaney Archives

new entries
7th December 2020

Turas Chonamara
Culture Night 2020

Not part of the Cartlanna but well worth a visit to anyone who enjoys the material we have here.

Joe Éinniú, an t-amhráiní sean-nóis as Carna, Contae na Gaillimhe, Éire.

Joe Heaney (known in Irish as Seosamh Ó hÉanaí and, in his native district particularly, 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, the Cartlanna, give us a taste of his singing, storytelling and folklore — in Irish and English — along with background information on each recording.

The Cartlanna 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!