Artist Profiles: Séamus Connolly

Séamus Connolly

Fiddler Séamus Connolly was born in Killaloe, Clare, in 1944. He’s Ten times All-Ireland champion.

In his earlier days in Ireland he was fortunate to play with many of the giants in the world of music, men and women who kept traditional music alive through difficult periods of change. He now records and performs with some of the biggest names in current Celtic music.

In 1976, he emigrated to the United States, relocating to the Boston area where he started teaching various regional styles of Irish fiddling.

He is a 2013 National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) National Heritage Fellow.

Discography:

Notes From My Mind (Green Linnet, 1988)
Here And There (Green Linnet, 1989)
Warming Up (Green Linnet, 1993)
The Banks Of The Shannon (Green Linnet, 1993)
The Boston Edge, with Joe Derrane and John McGann (Mapleshade, 2004)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.

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