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Seamus O'Muineachain

Seamus O'Muineachain is a multi-instrumentalist composer and producer from Belmullet, Co Mayo, Ireland. Born in the U.S.A. to an Irish father and Italian mother, O'Muineachain relocated to rural Ireland with his family as a child. As a teenager, he was an amateur boxer who won four national titles and represented Ireland internationally. However, his love for music and theatre put him on a different path. In 2010, O'Muineachain enrolled in a Performing Arts course run by his local arts centre, Aras Inis Gluaire. Here, he met songwriter and musician Tony Conway of the English 80s band Mood 6, who was a teacher on the course. O'Muineachain showed Conway the recordings he had been working on; essentially, love songs played on a piano. Conway gave his honest opinion; "The music is good, but it would be better if you cut the cheesy vocals." O'Muineachain took Conway's advice, and a new instrumental solo project was born. He released the E.P.s "Conflicts at the Sermon", "Providence", and "Between Islands" between 2010 and 2011 to some national radio play and media attention and was listed as one of the top ten Galway-based acts by the Irish Times in 2011. His self-titled debut album was released by Psychonavigation Records in 2012 and saw O'Muineachain receive television placements on Japanese broadcaster N.H.K., a movie placement on the 2012 Irish movie 'Beat Girl', and live performances at Whelan's in Dublin and the Electric Picnic festival. This momentum, however, didn't last, as O'Muineachain took a job as a performing artist with an educational theatre company and spent the next year touring France and Belgium. O'Muineachain then lived in Malta for one year, where he worked as a drama and singing teacher. In 2015 he moved back to Ireland and rented an attic apartment in Castlebar town, working part-time in a phone shop while studying remotely for a degree in Design from D.I.T. During this time, O'Muineachain produced his sophomore album "Cloves", which was released in 2017 and was The Irish Times new release of the week and was featured on the long-running WXPN ambient radio show "Star's End". When he graduated in 2017, the nomadic O'Muineachain moved to Vietnam to teach English. He recorded his third album, "City of Lakes", in Hanoi in 2019, which became popular among the international yoga community. The covid pandemic brought O'Muineachian back to Belmullet, where he lived with his family and recorded his fourth album, "Blue Moon Set", in 2020.

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“Seamus O'Muineachain’s draws from the West, Belmullet in Mayo to be exact, to produce an album of quiet piano neoclassical compositions that is tranquil and escapist.” Niall Byrne, The Irish Times

"O'Muineachain has graduated from ingénue to skilled practitioner, fusing found sounds with beautifully drifting instrumental pieces primarily influenced by rural Irish landscapes." Tony Clayton-Lea, Business Post

“Not quite jazz, not quite classical.” Colm O’Hare, Hot Press Magazine

“The eight-track record focuses on piano and synth mainly and has resonances of Eno, Broderick, Arnalds and more.” The Journal of Music

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Album Discography

Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson


Ghost Home Recordings


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