Séamus Egan was born in Hatboro, Pennsylvania to Irish émigrés Mike and Ann Egan. At the age of three his parents moved the family back home to County Mayo, Ireland.
He learned accordion from Martin Donaghue. He saw Matt Molloy and James Galway on television and suddenly decided to take up the Irish flute. Seamus won the all-Ireland championship on four different instruments by the time he was 14.
When Mick Moloney founded Green Fields of America in 1977, Seamus joined up and took lessons from Mick on the banjo. Two years later he returned to Ireland and won the All-Ireland championship on banjo and mandolin. In 1985 he recorded a solo album Traditional Music Of Ireland.
In 1992 he joined Susan McKeown's band The Chanting House and appeared on a live album with them. Eileen Ivers was also a member of the band. In 1994 he founded Solas and has been on every one of their albums. In 1995 he recorded music for the quirky low-budget film The Brothers McMullen, directed by Edward Burns. He also co-wrote the hit "I Will Remember You" with Sarah McLachlan.
Egan is also the producer for Solas and has worked as producer for other artists, including American singer-songwriter Antje Duvekot.
Seamus Egan (nylon string guitar, tenor banjo, flute, uileann pipes, low whistle, tin whistle, bodhran)
Michael Aharon (acoustic & electric guitars, cello, piano, Hammond organ, keyboards, electric bass, percussion)
Zan McLeod (acoustic guitar, bouzouki)
John Doyle (acoustic guitar)
Winifred Horan (violin, fiddle)
John Williams (button accordion)
Lindsay Horner (acoustic bass)
Chico Huff (fretless, four- & six-string electric basses)
Daryl Burgee (drums, percussion)
Steve Holloway (drums)
Ron Crawford (drums, percussion)
John Anthony (percussion, cymbals).
1. The Winding Hills (4:52)
2. Weep Not For The Memories (5:03)
3. Masons Apron/My Love Is In America (5:59)
4. The Lark (3:48)
5. Mick O'Connor's (4:54)
6. Along The Way (4:32)
7. When Juniper Sleeps (4:57)
8. Faubert's Lilt (4:41)
9. Farewell To Glasgow (4:08)
10. To An Old Rose (4:25)
11. When Last We Met (3:23)
12. The Czar Of Munster (3:53)
13. Lullaby (3:25)
When Juniper Sleeps