The Seamus Egan Project
Few artists from traditional Irish music are more influential that Seamus Egan. A founding member of ground-breaking powerhouse band, Solas, the multi-instrumentalist has a reputation as one of the leading lights, having inspired generations of musicians.
In his hands, flute, tenor banjo, guitar, mandolin, tin whistle, and low whistle are all handled with an astounding level of dexterity and trademark joie de vivre. As a composer, he has scored numerous documentaries and indie films.
As bandleader, he established Solas as the pre-eminent Irish-American band of its generation for the past 20 years, continuously bringing in fresh ideas, including teaming up with Rhiannon Giddens on the 2015 album. After Solas decided to take a break in 2018, he began touring with a hand-picked band – all cream-of-the-crop players – The Seamus Egan Project.
Now we can all enjoy the fruits of these exhilarating new adventures with the upcoming release of Seamus Egan’s stunning Early Bright album, set to get its world premiere and launch at Celtic Connections in January.
At its thumping hot, pulse-racing best, this is jaw-dropping good; at its most subtle and understated natural pace, he displays the playful spirit and delicate touches we had previously learned to expect from the master.
Date of event:25th January 2020