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Seán Heely, Celtic fiddle

Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 7:30pm

Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 7:30pm

The Mansion


Artist in Residence
Seán Heely, Celtic fiddle

Sponsored by Sarah and Dan Gallagher and  Van and Linda Hubbard

Inspired by his Scottish ancestry, violinist Seán Heely breathes new life into the rich traditions of Celtic music, engaging audiences with every bow stroke. Follow Heely’s fiddle on a journey through Scotland, Ireland, and America. A US National Scottish Fiddle Champion and a nationally awarded Irish fiddler, his music also encompasses classical, bluegrass, and swing music. Heely has performed with traditional music icons such as Irish fiddle legend Liz Carroll and cellist virtuoso Natalie Haas. From lively reels and jigs to the haunting airs and songs of Scotland and Ireland, he seamlessly weaves ancient traditions with modern compositions.

  • An educator in demand, Heely is an Adjunct Instructor at American University, as well as a faculty member of Acadia Traditional School of Music and Arts.
  • A composer and arranger, Heely has won national awards including the 2016 Scottish Fiddling Revival’s Tune writing competition.
  • Heely is a musical ambassador for the British Embassy Scottish Affairs Office and the St. Andrews Society of Washington D.C.

Don't miss Seán Heely's workshop on May 15.

Sean Heely

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