Kieran Hanrahan

Kieran Hanrahan [1](born 1957) is an Irish radio host and musician[2][3]. Born in Ennis, County Clare, he began playing traditional Irish music on the tenor banjo at the age of fourteen. Over the years, Hanrahan has helped to found a number of traditional bands, including Stockton's Wing, Inchiquin, and the Temple-house Ceili Band[4].

Hanrahan has hosted radio programs for the Irish national broadcaster RTÉ since 1991[5]. Hanrahan is an assistant lecturer at the Conservatory of Music and Drama at Dublin Institute of Technology where he works in the Traditional Music program[6]. He achieved a 1st Class Honors master's degree (MMus Hons)[7] and was also awarded the DIT Gold medal for Academic Achievement in 2012[8]. Currently he hosts Céilí House, a radio program on traditional Irish music aired weekly in Ireland on RTÉ Radio 1[9]. For the last five years Kieran Hanrahan has been the Artistic Director of the Temple Bar TradFest in Dublin, Ireland[10].


  • Various artists: The Field (Film soundtrack) (1990)
  • The Chieftains: The Long Black Veil (1995): Hanrahan appears as a guest musician.
  • Kieran Hanrahan plays the Irish Tenor Banjo (1998)
  • This Is My Father (Film soundtrack) (1998): In addition to performing on the soundtrack for this film, Hanrahan also appears onscreen as a band leader.
  • Various artists: Agnes Browne (Film soundtrack) (2000)


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  6. "Scoiltrad: Kieran Hanrahan". Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  7. "Liz Doherty and Kieran Hanrahan Appointed to Culture Ireland Committee". The Journal of Music: News, Reviews & Opinion | Music Jobs & Opportunities. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
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  9. "Ceili House". Ceili House. Retrieved 22 May 2019.
  10. "Kieran Hanrahan - Plays the Irish Tenor Banjo". Retrieved 22 May 2019.

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