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Irish folk singer and occasional actress Dolores Keane was a founding member of the successful group De Dannan, and has since embarked on a very successful solo career.
One of our national treasures Dolores Keane is has been dubbed the “Voice of Ireland” by Nanci Griffith.

Dolores was first introduced to music by her aunts Sarah and Rita Keane and was performing with them by the age of five. She was the first vocalist with De Dannan at the age of seventeen, and with them recorded her own unique version of “Rambling Irishman”, which made her a household name.

She toured for years with her then husband John Faulkner, and recorded “My Own Dear Galway Bay”. Returning to De Dannan for a second round she helped them record the Albums "Ballroom" and "Anthem" which are acknowledged as certifiable classics and influenced a whole new generation of traditional singers and musicians. Singles from the albums , with Dolores singing “Teddy O’Neill” and “Sweet Forget Me Nots” became instant hits.

Dolores’ solo career is also memorable for her recordings of Caledonia and Never Be the Sun. Dolores was one of the five female vocalists chosen for the record-breaking “A Woman’s Heart” collection.

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