Celtic musicians Seán Heely and Beth Patterson will give a workshop and concert at Searsport

BELFAST – Belfast Flying Shoes and the Makers Guild of Maine present an evening of Celtic music featuring Seán Heely and Beth Patterson, with special guest Owen Kennedy, at Mermaid Plaza, Searsport on Thursday May 19.

A 6:30 p.m. workshop for musicians kicks off the event, followed by a concert at 7:45 p.m.

Workshop sliding scale admission is $5-20, concert admission is $10-25.

The trio’s energetic repertoire consists largely of Scottish and Irish tunes and songs. Seán Heely is a young champion violinist from the Washington DC area, but is known locally for his teaching skills, such as his past work with the Acadia Trad Festival and his online lessons, according to Belfast Flying Shoes, in a statement from hurry.

“In fact, Seán is one of Owen’s mentors, and the two award-winning musicians have shared the stage before, including in October 2021, when they performed to large, enthusiastic audiences at an open-air concert. air at Searsport,” Flying Shoes said.

On May 19, Heely and Kennedy will be joined by Louisiana native bouzouki player Beth Patterson, who has been described as “a cross between a cobra and a puppy,” according to Shoes.

“This concert at Mermaid Plaza will be a great way out of a long winter and a cold spring!” said Chrissy Fowler, director of Flying Shoes. “I can’t wait for my toes to tap to the exciting beats of this powerful music.”

For more information, www.belfastflyingshoes.org or (207) 338-0979.

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