Seamus McConnell

Career: During the fifties formed a skiffle group which included myself, Jimmy and Johnny Jennings, Jimmy Mc Closkey and Charlie O’ Hagan. Since then I have played in numerous bands and groups including ‘The Playboys’ the ‘Plattermen’ and ‘The Eileen King Band.’ I also formed a couple of my own bands including ‘Blues Etcetera’ in the sixties with my two brothers, Jackie and Danny.

Achievements: Had books published locally by the Guildhall Press;

‘Talk of the Town (1&2)

‘The Wile big Derry phrasebook’ (1&2)

‘Springtown Chronicles ‘


Produced a cassette single ‘Derry Long Ago’ and an album ‘The Peninsula’ in my small home studio. Both sold reasonably well. Over the years reached the finals of twenty song contests including ‘The Cavan International Song Contest’. Have appeared on a couple of T.V. shows including ‘The Jerry Kelly Show’ singing my own songs. To date I’ve written approximately 250 songs and 60 instrumental pieces.

Musical Tastes; Any good music especially Blues, Jazz, Folk and Classical guitar music.
Instruments played; Guitar, Bass, Harmonica, Keyboards(well sort of) and three stringed electric wabblin’ brush.
Hobbies; Composing, astronomy and writing.
Ambition; To be a successful composer (I’d better get a move on) especially in the field of T.V. and film theme music, and to see my name up in the Springtown Camp website.

Below is a list of Seamus's albums for your listening pleasure - please click on any album to be taken to the tracks where you can kick back enjoy listening!

Fifties Child

Fifties Child

Showband Days

Showband Days

Driving fast

Driving Fast

 

A Special Place - A Musical Portrait of Derry

A Special Place


Beautiful Dark Hills of Mourne

Beautiful Dark Hills of Mourne

The Meaning of Blue

The Meaning of Blue