Photo credit: David Howells

Séan McCann

Photo credit: David Howells

Séan McCann

Born on May 22, 1967, in Carbonear, Newfoundland, Séan McCann rose to fame as a founding member of the multi-million-selling folk group Great Big Sea. Today, Séan is a renowned mental health, addiction, and recovery advocate, an Order of Canada recipient and a highly sought-after speaker. Most importantly, though, Séan is a singer who is able to weave his story of surviving 25 years of alcoholism that once masked a dark secret of abuse by his childhood priest, through song. Music is Medicine, and Sing. Share. Survive. are the dictums by which he lives today.

Séan McCann is published by Nimbus Publishing

Photo credit: David Howells

What to read

One Good Reason: A Memoir of Addiction and Recovery, Music and Love by Séan McCann, 2020

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