Belfast Summer School of Traditional Music present
Remembering Sean McGuire
With Harry Bradley, Siobhan Peoples, Cillian King, Tara Breen, Allan McDonald, Steven McWhirter, Ríoghnach Connolly and Brian McGrath
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.