If this world goes on for another ten thousand years, there won't be a singer like Joe Heaney. Of that I'm quite convinced.
Beathaisnéis Sheosaimh Uí Éanaí, nó Joe Éinniú, an t-amhránaí sean-nóis is mó le rá san fhichiú haois. Sa leabhar seo faighimid léargas ar an saol a chaith Seosamh agus mar a chaith an saol sin leis. Sa leabhar baineann Liam Mac Con Iomaire leas as agallaimh a rinne sé le go leor de chairde agus de lucht aitheantais Sheosaimh le cur leis an insint; orthu sin tá Peggy Seeger, Ronnie Drew, Johnny Chóil Mhaidhc Ó Coisdealbha, Josie Sheáin Jeaic Mac Donncha, Tomás Mac Eoin, Michael Mháire an Ghabha Ó Ceannabháin, Liam Clancy, Tom Munnelly, John Faulkner, Joe Burke, Mick Moloney, Michael Davitt, Gabe Sullivan, Tony MacMahon agus Paddy Glackin. Tá cur síos ann ar óige Sheosaimh, ar an tréimhse a chaith sé i Sasana sna caogaidí, áit a mbíodh sé ag casadh sna folk clubs, ar na hOícheanta Seanchais sa Damer, ar rabharta mór na mbailéad i mBaile Átha Cliath sna seascaidí nuair a bhíodh Seosamh go seasta Tigh Donoghue, agus ar a sheal i Meiriceá, áit a ndeachaigh sé ag teagasc in dhá ollscoil agus áit ar bronnadh an National Heritage Award for Excellence in Folk Arts air, an gradam is airde i Meiriceá d'ealaíontóir tíre. Cailleadh i Seattle i 1984 é. Leis an leabhar tá dlúthdhiosca iomlán nua d'amhrán nár eisíodh riamh cheana. Is ó bhailiúchán Phroinsias Mhic Aonghusa, atá anois i seilbh RTÉ, a bhformhór.
The biography of legendary folk singer Seosamh Ó hÉanaí, or Joe Heaney. This is a fascinating book for anyone with an interest in music and includes extracts from interviews (in English and Irish) with Peggy Seeger, Ronnie Drew, Luke Kelly, Liam Clancy, Tom Munnelly, John Faulkner, Joe Burke, Mick Moloney, Michael Davitt, Gabe Sullivan, Tony MacMahon and Paddy Glackin. The book details the life of a great artist, and includes descriptions of Heaney's time in England during the fifties, when he was heavily involved in the folk-club scene, his time in Dublin during the ballad boom of the sixties, when he was a fixture in O'Donoghues pub, and his emigration to the US, where he brought his art to a whole new audience through his work in two universities, and where he was awarded the National Heritage Award for Excellence in Folk Arts, the highest honour which can be awarded to a traditional artist in the US. Joe Heaney died in Seattle in 1984. The book includes a CD of previously unreleased tracks, taken mainly from RTÉ's Proinsias Mac Aonghusa collection.