Born in Manchester in 1971 to Irish parents, Sean grew up amidst an already vibrant traditional Irish music scene, fuelled by the Irish that immigrated to the UK in the late fifties and early sixties. Of course, this diaspora was not confined to the North West of England, but affected every major city in the UK. At work and in the pubs and clubs the Irish came together and music played a major part in strengthening these connections and friendships.
At this time Manchester was a melting pot of cultures, these were the halcyon days of Manchester's pop rock culture, and the city was literally alive with every kind of music imaginable.
In the early nineties, Sean joined Manchester's Celtic-rock band
(Toss The Feathers) teaming up with flautist Michael McGoldrick.
Touring extensively with the band all over Europe, playing up to two hundred gigs a year.
Moving to Ireland in 2003 Sean Joined renowned Galway singer Sean Keane, recording on his You Got Gold album in 2006. A real stepping stone for Sean in so many ways, as it afforded him the opportunity to meet and play with some of his musical heroes, as well as develop new techniques and hone the art of playing with many A list traditional singers and musicians .
Since 2008 Sean has been involved with many well knows artists and is a prolific fiddle session player
Also, a regular member of Irish Singer Damien Dempsey's Band supporting Bruce Springsteen on his Wrecking Ball Tour in Nolan Park Stadium in 2013, plus recording on Damien'highly acclaimed, -Almighty Love - in 2010.
Fiddle Player with Sharon Shannon's Band from 2010 to 2020 recording on -Sacred earth Album 2017)
appearing on stage with many acts including.
Tradalac, Toss The Feathers, Arty McGlynn, Skidoo, Sean Keane (singer) Damien Dempsey, Sharon Shannon, Sinead O’Connor, Mary Coughlan, Steve Earle, Frances Black, Grada, Lumiere, Tim O’Brien, Michael McGoldrick Big Band, Glen Hansard, Finbar Furey, The High Kings, Chris Meehan and the Red necks. The Whileaways. Tulsk, Duach, Shane MacGowan, Mundy, Dervish, Pauline Scanlon, George Murphy & The Rising Sons, Imelda May.