Born in the Northern Ireland port town of Larne, Seamus and his parents Dylan and Aisling Kennard, along with their five other children, escaped "The Troubles" and moved to Miltown Malbay, County Clare when Seamus was 7 years old.
In Miltown, they lived in near poverty. As Dylan toiled in the mines and Aisling quilted bonnets for the neighborhood women, Seamus was left to fend for himself on the streets of the village.
After listening to an old man playing guitar and singing on a street corner, Seamus crafted his first guitar out of discarded roof panels and electric wire. At age 16, he was accepted to the local Cloonbony Academy of Music.
Seven years and numerous pub gigs later, Seamus was signed to the Irish Artists label and now is a proud member of Manka Music Groups Seven Cs (world music label) which includes some of the top international recording artists in the world.