Seamus Carmichael is a visual artist, and traditional singer from County Derry, Northern Ireland. He plays tin whistle and harmonica and has a vast store of songs both traditional and modern, comic and serious.
He graduated in 1978 from the College of Art in Belfast. He was Northern Ireland’s Rome Scholar in 1981-2 completing a series of prints illustrating the work of Irish Poet Padraic Fiacc. Marriage brought him to the US in 1984 but before coming to Central Pennsylvania he lived and worked in Philadelphia and Long Island.
Now a resident of Lebanon PA, he has served for many years on the board of Lebanon Valley Council on the Arts and promotes Community Arts through the First Friday Art Walk. His art projects allow him to combine his visual arts skills with his interest in song and he has created albums of Celtic Christmas Music and songs relating to James Joyce’s Ulysses.
Seamus can be seen performing every month at Irish Traditional Music Sessions in Central PA. His favorites are:
The Lancaster Session at Tellus360 from 2:00 until 5:00 PM every fourth Sunday of the month, The Annie Bailey’s Session, 28 E King St., Lancaster every second Sunday of the month, and the Hershey session every first Sunday of the month from 2:00 to 5:00 PM at the Cocoa Beanery in Hummelstown, and at the Lebanon County Session at The Union House Taproom and Livery, 12 E Main St, Richland, Pennsylvania 17087, from 5:00 until 8:00 PM every Third Saturday of the month. See the Lebanon Arts Council Site for details. We hope all these venues are available to us once the Covid19 restrictions are lifted.