Multi-Genre violinist/fiddler Seán Heely is rapidly emerging as one of the most creatively versatile and captivating young artists of his generation. Seán is equally at home with a large variety of musical genres which include: Classical, Scottish, Irish, Bluegrass, and Gypsy Swing. He is a Scottish Fiddle National Champion as well as an award-winning Irish Fiddler. Seán has given workshops and classes at camps such as Acadia Trad School and Upper Potomac Fiddle Retreat where Seán is on the Fiddle Faculty. He was selected to compete in the prestigious Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann All-Ireland Senior Fiddle competition in Aug 2017.
Seán has performed with traditional music icons such as Irish Fiddle legend Liz Carroll, Scottish fiddler Pete Clark, cellist virtuoso Natalie Haas...
Along with his accolades in Traditional Music, Seán made his Classical solo debut with the Virginia Symphony in 2012 performing Mozart's 5th Violin Concerto. A composer and arranger, Seán has won national awards including the 2016 Scottish Fiddling Revival’s Tune writing competition. In April 2017, Seán was a featured soloist with the Virginia International Tattoo in Norfolk, VA.
Seán holds a degree from University of South Carolina in Classical Violin Performance. While attending USC, Seán was a section violinist with Brevard Philharmonic, USC Symphony, South Carolina Philharmonic, and Long Bay Symphony. Seán is currently based in Washington D.C performing and teaching privately. He encourages students to find their voice and individuality through music. He is a firm believer of the Arts in schools as well as The Arts remaining a vital part of society. He encourages students to find their voice and individuality through music.