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Seán Heely

Multi-Genre violinist/fiddler Seán Heely is rapidly emerging as one of the most creatively versatile and captivating young artists of his generation. Fiddle legend Liz Carroll calls Seán “One powerhouse of a fiddler.” A U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion (2016), award winning Irish fiddler, and a nationally awarded composer, Seán also has a degree in classical violin from the University of South Carolina. He is a 2019 Artist-in-Residence at Strathmore Music Center. Recently, Seán was featured on the cover the Fiddler Magazine Winter Issue 2018 as well as an article on Seán’s journey to becoming one of the foremost young performers of his generation. Currently based in Washington DC, Seán performs locally with the bands Skylark and Glencoe Lads. He is a musical ambassador for the British Embassy Scottish Affairs Office and the St. Andrew’s Society of Washington. When Seán is not performing in the U.S and abroad, he teaches privately and at American University in D.C where he teaches fiddle and improvisation.

Seán leads a monthly Scottish music session at Mad Fox Brewing Company in Falls Church, VA. Follow Greater DC Scottish session on Facebook to find the date each month. (Usually the 3rd Sunday, and always 2-5pm)

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