Seamus Carmichael is an artist, and traditional singer from County Derry, Northern Ireland.
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 and since then he has 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 involvement in Celtic Music has led to the creation of the long-running Lebanon Third Saturday sessions. His projects allow him to combine his art and design skills with his interest in song and he has created a CD of Celtic Christmas Music and another of 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
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.