Sean returns to the stage of the VA International Tattoo which will have an extraordinary cast of hundreds of performers from around the world and the centerpiece of this spectacular celebration will be a moving Salute to Women in the Military. Get your tickets NOW for an unforgettable show! Opening night is Thursday April 25th at 7:30pm
Join Heely as he takes you on an interactive journey through the tradition and discover how the violin became the voice of ancient melodies from traditional songs and dances. Heely discusses what made the violin a prime candidate for saving the music of the Highland bagpipes from extinction and how it became a storyteller of the history of a culture through the centuries and into the present. All instrumentalists are welcome to participate in learning a tune, regardless of experience.
The second concert presented at The Mansion at Strathmore as part of the 2019 Strathmore Artist in Residence program. Sean will give the world-premiere performance of an original composition.
Schoodic Arts presents U.S National Scottish Fiddle Champion and acclaimed Irish fiddler Sean Heely. In one evening, Heely will use his fiddle, bouzouki, and voice to transport you to Scotland and Ireland in an evening of magical music that is sure to get your toes tapping! More Info
Heely is one of the most creatively versatile and captivating young artists of his generation. Irish fiddle legend Liz Carroll calls Sean “One powerhouse of a fiddler.”
Recently featured on the cover of the Winter 2018 Fiddler Magazine in celebration of his debut album “ Edge of the Bow” Kevin Carr of Fiddler Magazine says “…a rich, imaginative palette of arrangements. A rare achievement, all the more remarkable in a debut recording.”
Sean is based in Washington D.C and maintains a private studio as well as being on faculty at American University where he teaches Fiddle and Improvisation.