Seán is from Drogheda, Co Louth, Ireland. He has been active in the Irish Folk Music scene since 2019. He describes his sound as Urban Folk. Drilling into Urban Folk a little more, what Seán means is he tends to write songs that tell stories about his own environment and formative experiences with the perspective of the Folk Tradition in mind.
Irish Music Magazine remarked on Seán Mathews debut album Dreaming is Allowed saying "Mathews has a good way with words in the songs on offer here and he delivers the tracks with a sense of real feeling that must come across very powerfully in live performances."
Seán's latest single Our Jack most recently featured on the RTE Radio 1 recommends list for the month of August 2022. His album, Welcome to Ballsgrove, was released to a sold out audience in Droichead Arts Centre the same month.
As a member of the Drogheda singers (an unaccompanied singing group meeting weekly over 40 years now) Seán has been influenced by the elder singers in his community. The borderless, non-zealous attitude that the Drogheda Singers have shown to all comers has been an inspiration to Seán and a tradition he intends to follow for life.
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