James Keane (Irish: Séamus Ó Catháin; born 7 February 1948) is an Irish traditional musician and accordion player. A founder member of the Castle Céilí Band, he is nowadays a founding member of Fingal. The Italian Castagnari company issued, and continues, a line of signature instruments called keanebox in his honor. James Keane was born in Drimnagh, south Dublin City in Co Dublin. He reportedly began playing at age six, and lilting since before he could talk. The Keane house in Dublin was a musical landmark on the traditional music scene in the 1950s and 1960s.