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Sean Loughran

Musician (The Ludlows)


SEAN LOUGHRAN, born Carrick-on-Suir, launched the Ludlows in 1964 and the group now consists of Sean, Margaret O'Brien and Jim McCann. SEAN spent the first years of his life in Scotland where at the family fireside he heard and absorbed countless Scottish songs and ballads. Later, after a spell in Dublin he studied at Glasgow University.

JIM McCANN is a Dubliner but spent 5 years in Britain studying folk singing and working in various ballad and folk groups. He came back to Ireland at Sean Loughran's invitation to join the Ludlows in 1965.

This gifted Ballad group has become known to music lovers all over Ireland. The song reached the number one position on every Irish chart and for weeks it was hummed or whistled by everybody from messenger-boys to bank managers. With this catchy modern ballad by Dominic Behan, The Ludlows are the first Irish folk and ballad group to hit the number one spot on the Irish charts.

From Left to Right: Sean Loughran, Margaret O' Brien and Jim Mc Cann.