SEAMIE O'DOWD SOLO
Seamie continues to play solo on a regular basis. His gigs have been described as being able to credibly rival any band. As reflected on his three solo recordings, his performance spans traditional Irish instrumental music, folk and blues based songs and more contemporary material.
THE GATEWAY CITY PROJECT
Seamie, Kieran Quinn, John Joe Kelly and Cathal Roche have put together a group that not just explores the musical intersections between traditional Irish music and jazz/ blues genres, but exudes the sheer joy of playing the music that you love.
Seamie, the transatlantic musical motherlode that is Rick Epping, and Irish singing legend Cathy Jordan regularly play gigs and festivals that feature material from their acclaimed albums, "Payday" and "Music Form The Atlantic" Fringe.
In the process they weave three already interwoven musical histories into a performance that blends the many threads of Irish and American music into a performance as rich in music as it is entertaining.
MAIRTIN O'CONNOR, CATHAL HAYDEN,SEAMIE O'DOWD.
Described more than once as Irish music's powerhouse trio, this group didn't so much form as ignite one night in Sligo town. The renowned accordion wizard Mairtin O'Connor and the now legendary traditional fiddle and banjo player Cathal Hayden, along with Seamie,bring tradition Irish music on a veritable two hour whirlwind of a journey in any concert that they play.
SEAMIE, RORY AND STEPHEN O'DOWD
Seamie is lucky enough to have two sons who are not alone excellent guitar players, but also manage to find time in their youthful trajectories to share music with him.They play together regularly and over the last few years have evolved a three guitar based gig that has attracted emphatic praise from significant musical quarters.
Kerry piper Leonard Barry, Rick Epping, Leitrim fiddler Andy Morrow and Seamie formed this group with now ex member, the flute player Conor Byrne. This more occasional festival group is often augmented with guest musicians. Through a combination of the performance experience of each member with a collective awareness of the deeper roots of music, the group spans the divide between a performance and the kind of session which provides the base that sustains traditional Irish music at an organic level.
Site author Seamie O'Dowd 2020