Music

Tuesday 29 July 2014

Keane clan gets behind composer's new show

BARRY EGAN

Published 25/05/2014|02:30

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Musician Eamon Keane
Musician Eamon Keane

WHEN your uncle was world famous playwright John B Keane – and your late father was the feted Listowel actor Eamon Keane – there is a certain level of artistic expectation.

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But musician and composer Eamon Keane is taking it all in his stride as he prepares for his concert at the National Concert Hall on Tuesday.

He said: "My brother Fergal is flying in from Ukraine where he's been reporting for the BBC. Uncle Denis Keane is flying in from Rathgar, and my cousin John Keane is coming by pony express from Kilkenny. Seriously though, it will be lovely to have us all together as well as my mam's side."

Keane has just written the score for a series on the Famine and he has finished the score for director Fergus Kavanagh's movie Running To Standstill, which has completed shooting in Thailand.

Closer to home, Eamon says the show at the NCH will be "a great way for me to have that depth of interaction with fans and music lovers." On the night, he will play songs from his album Hang The Moon.

Eamon Keane will be in the Field Room of the NCH at 8pm on Tuesday. www.nch.ie or phone 01- 4170000.

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