Tickets: $15 Adults / $10 Students at the door (sorry, there are no online resale tickets for this event, but please RSVP below so we know to expect you.)
The Conners Emerson School’s grade 3-8 string students, the Swallowtail Fiddlers, and fifth grade French students will be special guests at this performance. Seán Heely will spend the day of the performance in Bar Harbor, coaching the Conners Emerson School string orchestra and Swallowtail Fiddlers. This educational opportunity is made possible by The Acadia School of Traditional Music and Arts, financial support from by the Mount Desert Island Educational Enhancement fund.
About 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. Mr. Heely 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 and was selected to compete in the prestigious Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann All-Ireland Senior Fiddle competition in August 2017. Mr. Heely has performed with traditional music icons such as Irish Fiddle legend Liz Carroll, Scottish fiddler Pete Clark, and virtuoso cellist Natalie Haas. He is on the fiddle faculty of the Acadia Trad Festival and the Upper Potomac Fiddle Retreat.
A composer and arranger, Mr. Heely 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.
Mr. Heely holds a degree from University of South Carolina in Classical Violin Performance. Along with his accolades in Traditional Music, he made his Classical solo debut with the Virginia Symphony in 2012 performing Mozart’s 5th Violin Concerto.
While attending USC, Seán was a section violinist with Brevard Philharmonic, USC Symphony, South Carolina Philharmonic, and Long Bay Symphony. Mr. Heely is currently based in Washington D.C., performing and teaching privately. 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.