Singer, accordionist and storyteller, Séamus comes from the Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking area) of Dingle, in Co. Kerry where he grew up speaking Irish and English fluently. Seamus is a member of the famous musical family from Baile na bPoc, Ballydavid and he has been both singing and playing from an early age. At 14 he started playing accordion at local dances. In 1972 he recorded his first album, An Ciarraíoch Mallaithe with his sister Máire. They made a second album, Planxtaí Bhaile na bPoc, for Gael Linn in 1989, with Seamus on accordion, Máire on piano and piano-accordion, both singing, and introducing the famous Australian guitarist Steve Cooney.