Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin is a Dublin-based singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. His musical roots lie in the sean-nós style of his father, and he grew up listening to the likes of Sorcha Ní Ghuairim, Seán ‘ac Dhonncha, Colm Ó Caoidheáin and other greats from the tradition. He is also influenced by folk singers from the English language tradition such as Liam Weldon, Thomas McCarthy, Margaret Barry and Luke Kelly.
Eoghan is a member of the band Skipper’s Alley and has toured in Europe and North America with them. He has collaborated with Mary Ann Kennedy from Scotland and Ruth Keggin from the Isle of Man on their Aon Teanga: Un Chengey album (2015), which explored the musical and linguistic ties between the Gaelic languages of Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man. He has performed with folk/electronica band Jiggy and has featured on both their albums, Translate (2017) and Hypernova (2020). He also collaborates with Clare fiddle and viola player Ultan O’Brien, and the duo released their début album Solas an Lae in 2020.
Over the past few years Eoghan has come into his own as a solo artist and songwriter. His songs - written in both English and Irish - build on his sean-nós singing foundations but draw on other influences to create a rich, contemporary sound. He is greatly assisted in this by his collaborators, Ian Kinsella (guitar), Kaitlin Cullen-Verhauz (cello and vocals), and Ultan O’Brien (fiddle and viola).