Dolores Keane is a folk singer who is a native of Co Galway Ireland. She has had a successful career both as a member of the group De Dannan and as a solo performer. Internationally acclaimed as a singer, Dolores Keane has also performed the lead female role in Brendan Behan’s ‘The Hostage’ and Synge’s Playboy of the Western World.
Dolores Keane was born near Caherlistrane, Co. Galway in 1953. Born into a musical family she made her first recording at the age of five. In 1975 she was a founding member of De Dannan which became a successful band during the 1970’s. Keane moved to London where for a time she pursued a solo career.
Though Keane returned to perform with De Dannan she also did solo performances. She performed with other Irish artists such as Mary Black and Sharon Shannon. She has also recorded with international musicians such as Emmylou Harris.
Dolores Keane, folk singer and actress, was born in the year 1953 On This Day.