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Joe Heaney

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Joe Heany was an Irish singer, born in 1919 in Áird Thoir, Cana in the Gaeltacht (Irish speaking community). After a difficult life travelling back and forth Ireland and UK, he emigrated to Manhatten after getting in contact with singers such as Ewan MacColl and Peggy Seeger, and with them he prerecordet “The Road from Connemara”.

In America, he worked as a gatekeeper, until being introduced to the Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut by Mick Moloney. At last he worked at a university in Seattle, where he lived and continued to work until his death in 1984.

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  • MedlarQueen

    I like this. Never heard of him before, but ... WOW

    5 Aug 2010 Reply
  • PirataMusic718

    wow, i can't believe there's a section on here for joe heaney. i am impressed, last fm. indeed. :D

    23 Nov 2009 Reply

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