Date: Wednesday 1st August 2018
Venue: Cultúrlann McAdam O’Fiach, Falls Road
The Belfast Summer School of Traditional Music present Sean Maguire – Omós.
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’. This is a tribute to the man and his music with Dermot Byrne, Bríd Harper & Steve Cooney, Gerry O’Connor, Dónal O’Connor & Brian McGrath, Ross Ainslie & Steven McWhirter, Harry Bradley