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John Flanagan, sean nós singer, flute player, and member of the Keane family of Irish musical fame (see bio below) will appear in concert at the Coatesville Cultural Society on Friday, May 20th, at 8:00 PM -- 143 E. Lincoln Highway, Coatesville, PA.

There will be a sean nós singing workshop prior to the concert, from 5 to 7 PM. Advance registration is required for the workshop. This will be a very special event, and a rare opportunity that shouldn't be missed by students of the Irish language, or devotees of traditional Irish singing styles.

To reserve concert tickets call Frank Dalton: (610) 486-2220. - Concert: $10.
To register for the workshop call: Treasa Ní Chatháin: (215) 541-0282. - Sean Nós workshop: $15.

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Hailing from Corofin, Co. Clare, John Flanagan is a part of the Keane family singing dynasty. He learned to sing in the unaccompanied "sean-nós" style from his aunts, Sarah and Rita Keane, world-renowned exponents of Irish traditional singing. John then branched out into the ancient Gaelic repertoire. Acclaimed for both his singing and flute playing, he has performed with the elite of Irish traditional music including Martin Hayes, Christy Moore, Tony MacMahon, Joe Burke, and of course Dolores and Seán Keane. John was a featured artist in one of the prestigious Irish national "Music Network". Reflecting John’s grasp of the Irish traditional idiom, his vocal compositions have won myriad competitions, and ultimately have entered the traditional repertoire which inspired them. John's profound respect and love for his tradition give his playing and singing a remarkable depth and sincerity. He invariably moves his audience; in the words of renowned Irish vocalist Christy Moore: "I recently heard John sing a sean nós song to a large crowd, most of whom, like myself, did not understand the language, yet we were transfixed by the emotion, poetry, and the tradition of what we were hearing."

ANNA FALKENAU will play the fiddle with John. As a member of Liz Doherty’s “Fiddlesticks,” she has played in venues throughout Ireland.

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