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Seán McCarthy

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Seán McCarthy is the musical director and Uilleann Piper for Celtic Legends[ext].

He was born in the town land of North Cregg in Co. Cork, Ireland and began playing the Uilleann pipes at the tender age of 9 years old. Since then Seán has been awarded the All-Ireland Uilleann pipes title on six separate occasions as well as being a three in a row winner of the esteemed 'Oireachtas na Gaeilge'.

Seán has performed throughout the world with most of the top dance shows and groups, playing in some of the most prestigious venues throughout Europe and the rest of the world including the Luxor in Rotterdam, The World EXPO in Shanghai, The Tokyo Forum Hall, The South Point Casino in Las Vegas & The Olympia in Paris. He is also a founding member of the super group known as FullSet who, in 2011, were awarded the prestigious RTÉ/RAAP Annual Breakthrough award. This led to the group playing with some of the most well known artists in Irish & World music. As well as releasing the debut album with FullSet, in 2011 Seán released his first solo album entitled 'Halcyon Days' which has received critical acclaim being described by critics as "the most exciting and absorbing debut CD of Irish piping in about twenty years".

This article based on an article Seán McCarthy - Musical Director from celticlegends.co.uk.