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Biography

Dolores Keane (born 1953) is an Irish folk singer. She was a founding member and vocalist of De Dannan, an Irish folk music group. Dolores left to marry John Faulkner in 1977. They were both multi-instrumentalists. Dolores played concertina, flute, whistle, hurdy gurdy and bodhrán. The anthology "A Woman's Heart" (1992), with three songs by Dolores Keane, was one of the the most popular folk anthologies of the nineties.

Keane was born in Caherlistrane, County Galway, Ireland. She is a sister of musician Seán Keane. Her aunts Rita and Sara Keane are also singers. She has duetted with American singer John Prine on his album In Spite of Ourselves.

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