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    Default Re: Sen Keane RIP

    Another great gone, very sad news indeed, may he Rest in Peace.
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    Those early Chieftains album were a big part of my getting into this stuff.
    I still remember his tremendous solo feature at a Chieftains concert in Aberdeen in the mid seventies. A great player. RIP.
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    Sorry to hear that. Sean was one of the greats, and according to my fiddle teacher, Eleanor Townsend, "a nice young fella" (that was a while ago). I listened to his solo album, Gusty's Frolics, a great many times. Here's a favourite. If the links don't work, search YouTune for "Sean Keane/ The Gold Ring/ Strop The Razor" from that album:

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    Robert Johnson's mother, describing blues musicians:
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    Lomax, Alan, The Land where The Blues Began, NY: Pantheon, 1993, p.14.

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    I count myself fortunate to have seen the Chieftains a few times in Philly and to have met him once at a meet n greet. Sad news, indeed.

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    Sean was one of my 'go to' musicians for an example of the best version of a tune, the pure drop, the best ornaments, phrasing, tempo, just about everything.



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    [QUOTE=DougC;1903816]Sean was one of my 'go to' musicians for an example of the best version of a tune, the pure drop, the best ornaments, phrasing, tempo, just about everything.


    Excellent video, Thanks for posting it, Doug. I'm not sure whether there's such a thing as musical perfection, but Sean came about as close as anyone could.
    Robert Johnson's mother, describing blues musicians:
    "I never did have no trouble with him until he got big enough to be round with bigger boys and off from home. Then he used to follow all these harp blowers, mandoleen (sic) and guitar players."
    Lomax, Alan, The Land where The Blues Began, NY: Pantheon, 1993, p.14.

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    An absolutely stunning musician, RIP Sean.


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    A shame. A great talent and find human being, from what I've heard.
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