The Life & Times of

Séan Millar

Sean a.k.a Doctor Millar began his career as lead singer and main songwriter in The Cute Hoors – a fast, thrashy, literate, Irish rock and roll band, with whom he toured Ireland Britain and mainland Europe. They managed not to die. They split in 1992….

Sean Millar was nominated solo performer of the year at the Heineken hotpress awards (along with Van Morrison, Paul Brady and Gavin Friday).

His first Solo album “The Bitter lie” was voted one of the Best Irish Albums of all time by both Today FM and The Sunday Tribune. 

His second album “The Deal” “was one of the Sunday Times top five albums of the year .It has since been included in Tony Clayton Lea’s defining “101 Irish albums you must hear before you die” .

His third album “Always coming home”, prompted The Irish Times, in its five star review, to proclaim him “An Irish national treasure”.

His fourth album "of the people" –  his first in six years – had critics calling him "Irelands greatest lyricist".
He has toured in Ireland, England, France, Switzerland, Italy, Norway and Denmark and in the United States and Canada and been the subject of major media features in all the main Irish publications.

He has performed on countless TV and radio shows both in Ireland and abroad.

In recent times Sean has been stretching his artistic abilities in many directions to great success.

As a composer for Theatre, Sean has gained widespread international acclaim for his theatre show ‘Silver Stars’ and his work on BrokenTalkers “The Blue Boy” which have both toured the world to rave reviews.His 2012 performance piece ‘the last ten years’ was nominated for two awards.

For nearly two decades Seán has used his music, as part of his social activism, as a way to reach people and communities all over Dublin, and working as a facilitator and socially engaged collaborative artist helped them to express, their thoughts and feelings on a variety of issues.

‘You just can’t let things go’ a short film by Fake Dog Films, based on one of Sean’s songs, is now touring film festivals around the world.

 His songs have been covered by Nina Hynes, Jack L,Gavin Friday, Camille O’ Sullivan, Miriam Ingram.
Sean co-produced Nick Kelly’s choice award nominated album ‘Running Dog’ alongside Joe Chester .
As an actor, he played the supporting role as the ‘bank manager’ alongside Glen Hansard in the Oscar winning film ‘Once’.

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