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Born on 12 July 1946 in Dublin, Seán Keane is an Irish fiddler and a member of The Chieftains. He was a member of Ceoltóirí Chualann in the 1960s, before joining The Chieftains in 1968. He has a unique style of playing, especially in his use of ornamentation, perhaps influenced by the music of the Irish bagpipe, or uilleann pipes. He is also a fiddle teacher.

Keane plays fiddle on Kate’s song Night of the Swallow.