Seán O'Meara is a musician, composer, singer-songwriter from Limerick. In a short period of time, he has racked up an extensive musical bio. Seán went on his first tour at the age of 16, and has been a multi-genre touring musician and recording artist since. His background is rooted in rock, pop, classical and Traditional Irish music.
Since winning the All-Ireland Fleadh in 2012, Seán has gone on to gig and tour all over the world. He has played in over 20 countries across 5 continents playing for and with some huge household names. Some of these include Bob Geldof, Cory Wong, David Gray, Damien Mullane, Denise Chaila, Hermitage Green, Martin Hayes, Máirtín O’Connor, Michael D Higgins - attended his album launch with Project West, Mike Hanrahan, Ralph McTell, Strange Boy, Steve Cooney, Sting (The Police).
He’s made several television appearances in Ireland, UK and US (BBC Alba, PBS, RTÉ1, RTÉ2, Fleadh TV, TG4, Virgin Media, WVVA) as well as several radio appearances in Ireland, Germany, UK and USA. He managed to balance his busy touring schedule with his studies at the Irish World Academy in UL, where he graduated in 2018.
Seán has been teaching with Music Generation Limerick as well as lecturing in both the Masters and PHD courses for Classical and Traditional Irish Music in UL.Seán has been writing and producing music for the last number of years and released his first original songs in 2019. He has just released the first song from his debut album, which will be available next year. He has appeared on several albums and singles, with lots more upcoming. He currently tours with the olllam and Boxing Banjo and has released albums with both bands earlier this year. Most recently, the olllam won Best Folk Group at the RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards.