Music, a Journey of the Spirit
Singer, songwriter and composer, Eamon Keane is also a counsellor. He comes from an artistic family — actor father, Eamonn, musician mother, Maura Hassett, journalist brother, Fergal, playwright uncle, John B — and his talents are eclectic. In the last year alone, the former Newstalk presenter has performed twice at the National Concert Hall and composed the score for Mná Dibhearta, the TV series about the Famine. His concerts with Dubliner, John Sheahan, sell out. His album, Hang The Moon, is close to achieving ‘gold’ sales. More recently he composed “The John Sullivan Air” for a monthly mass in thanks giving for Fr. Sullivan’s life and in prayer for his canonisation. Here he talks to Miriam Gormally about the power of music to heal and renew the spirit.