Séamus Gibson

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Séamus grew up in Castletown, St. Johnston, in a musical family. His mother, Monica, is a sister of the fiddler Tommy Peoples. His father Eddie played the mandolin and also the flute and whistle.

It was clear from when Séamus was very young that he was going to be an exceptional player, and so it Has proved. In his early years as a player he focused on the Peoples’ style. He has developed into a masterful fiddler with his own distinctive and original approach.

Now living in Letterkenny, Séamus continues to develop as a player and also as a composer of tunes. His reels named after Joe Cassidy and George Peoples have already passed into the tradition.