Belfast Summer School of Traditional Music
31st July - 4th August 2017

Concerts

Concert Series

 
 
 
 

'Remembering Sean Maguire'

'Remembering Sean Maguire'

10.00

DATE: MONDAY 31st JULY

DOORS: 8pm

VENUE: DUNCAIRN CULTURAL ARTS CENTRE

Featuring Harry Bradley, Siobhan Peoples, Cillian King, Tara Breen, Allan McDonald, Steven McWhirter, Ríoghnach Connolly and Brian McGrath

Hosted by the award winning BBC broadcaster and producer, Lynette Fay.

The word genius may be over-used these days, but there’s no other way of describing the phenomenon of Sean Maguire in the world of traditional music. The Belfast man rewrote the book on fiddle playing after bursting onto the scene in the 40s with a combination of dazzling virtuosity, high creativity and passion for performance. It was a style which pushed the boundaries, nettled the fundamentalists and which he himself called ‘progressive traditional’. Tonight we pay tribute to the man and his music.

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