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Community unites to support family of Seán Shannon

A fundraising campaign which was set up to help support the family of an Ennis teenager who died in Slovenia has had an “incredible” response with hundreds of people giving donations. The online fundraiser launched in the wake of the tragic passing of musician Seán Shannon surpassed its initial target of €5,000 within a couple of hours of being set up, and so far more than €21,000 has been donated. 18-year-old Seán, a talented pianist from Connolly Villas in Ennis, was found dead after going missing in Bled last Friday where he was holidaying. His loss has led to an outpouring of grief locally with many tributes being paid to the youngster. Ennis Councillor Mary Howard who set up the fundraising campaign explains that the monies raised will go towards alleviating the “considerable expenditure” the Shannon family are facing following their loss. Any unspent funds will be donated to the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust which aims to alleviate the financial hardship …

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Talented Sean signs up as glor’s young associate artist

GLÓR has appointed 17-year-old Sean Shannon as its first Young Associate Artist. Through its Associate Artists programme glór aims to support artists in practical ways, enabling connections between artists, audiences and communities throughout Clare, and facilitating the creation of new work inspired by Clare’s unique culture and landscape. Sean received his initial piano lessons from Meaghan Dineen through the Music Generation programme. He is currently studying with Tatiana Timofeeva, and in September he will commence a Bachelor in Music Performance on an entrance scholarship at the Royal Irish Academy of Music under Professor Réamonn Keary. In 2018 he performed for President Michael D. Higgins at Clarecare charity’s 50th anniversary celebration, and at the age of 14 he gave his debut solo recital at Glór in 2019. Last year  he featured on RTÉ’s Nationwide. Sean has also successfully participated in numerous national piano competitions, most recently the Feis Ceoil and previously received a scholarship funded by Maoin Cheoil an Chláir/Limerick School …

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Key change can’t stop the music in Ennis

Music teacher Tatiana Timofeeva and student Sean Shannon speak to Jessica Quinn about music, the pandemic and moving on when a vital cultural outlet was closed THE closure of the acclaimed Maoin Cheoil an Chláir music school after 25 years in existence sent shockwaves across the county’s musical community in 2019. Among those affected by the loss of the Ennis-based school was piano teacher Tatiana Timofeeva. However the Russian native was determined to continue bringing music into the lives of others, and has now set up her very own music school in the Ennis home she shares with her husband, musician Bill McNamara. Among her students is 16-year-old Ennis pianist Sean Shannon who is set to showcase his talents in an upcoming episode of RTÉ’S Nationwide. Sean first began playing when he picked up a toy piano for fun, and just a few short years later he was wowing the glór audience. While preparing for Sean’s audition to the Royal …

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