Dynamic Duo Series: Sean Heely and Kevin Elam

Dynamic Duo Series: Sean Heely and Kevin Elam

Starts in 1 Month, 9 Hours

May 9, 2019 8:00 pm

Thursday May 9, 2019

Dynamic Duo Series: Sean Heely and Kevin Elam

Doors 7pm Show 8pm $5 Cover

 

Celtic Duo Seán Heely and Kevin Elam have been praised for their beautiful traditional arrangements and expressive playing as well as an having an authentic sound in many different styles. They have performed in festivals and concert halls across the country and locally including the Virginia Scottish Games and the Kennedy Center. Multi-Genre violinist/fiddler Seán Heely is one of the most creatively versatile and captivating young artists of his generation. He is a U.S National Scottish Fiddle Champion as well as an award-winning Irish Fiddler.  Seán is also fluent in a large variety of musical genres which include: Classical, Scottish, Irish, Bluegrass, and Gypsy Swing. Seán holds a degree from University of South Carolina in Classical Violin Performance. He is a 2019 Artist in Residence at Strathmore Music Center in Maryland and an educator in demand teaching at festivals such as the Upper Potomac Fiddle Retreat and Acadia Traditional School of Music & Arts. Seán has performed with traditional music icons such as Irish Fiddle legend Liz Carroll, Scottish fiddler Pete Clark, cellist virtuoso Natalie Haas. He is currently based in Washington D.C and performs with Kevin frequently as well as Skylark Celtic Band. Kevin Elam is a multi-instrumentalist and singer of Irish traditional music. After studying classical piano for many years, Kevin developed a love for Irish traditional music, and learned to play the tin whistle, guitar, mandolin and banjo. Over the past several years Kevin has performed regularly at a variety of pubs, house concerts, and festivals, including the CCE Irish Folk Fest, the Virginia Scottish Games, Acadia Trad Festival, Appaloosa Festival, and many more. As a competitor in the CCE Mid-Atlantic Fleadh in 2017 and 2018, Kevin has won a total of eight different awards in six categories, including three first-place awards, and both years represented the region in the All-Ireland Fleadh.