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Sean Matthews

Ireland

A down to earth and straight shooting Folk singer/songwriter, Seán Mathews comes from Drogheda, Co Louth, Ireland. Urban Folk, a broad term coined by the musician, points towards songs that concern people in built up areas with all the good and bad in between. The link between rural and the urban life is explored constantly in Seán's choice of lyrics and song topics. Urban Folk takes the Rural world to come and live with him, whilst it emphatically sketches life for those living in the urban world. Seán's latest single Our Jack most recently featured on the RTE Radio 1 recommends list for the month of August 2022. His album, Welcome to Ballsgrove, was released to a sold out audience in Droichead Arts Centre the same month. ​Irish Music Magazine remarked on Seán Mathews debut album Dreaming is Allowed saying "Mathews has a good way with words in the songs on offer here and he delivers the tracks with a sense of real feeling that must come across very powerfully in live performances." As a member of the Drogheda singers (an unaccompanied singing group meeting weekly over 40 years now) Seán has been influenced by the elder singers in his community. The borderless, non-zealous attitude that the Drogheda Singers have shown to all comers has been an inspiration to Seán and a tradition he intends to follow for life.

Sean Matthews
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