Sean is a member of the Newcastle Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann, Northern Ireland and has been playing bodhrán since the age of 5 years, winning his first Ulster title at the age of 9 years and coming 3rd in the All-Ireland Fleadh
the same year, 1995. He has since won many County, Ulster and All-Ireland titles in all age groups and finally became a Senior All-Ireland Champion in 2006
. His tutors were Junior Davey
, Seamus O'Kane and Paul Phillips. He plays in the style of John Joe Kelly. Sean has toured with Comaltas groups to many parts of Ireland. He has performed at international festivals in Danrouter, Bezon, Florida, the Outer Hebrides and at home as part of Celtic Fusion. Sean currently teaches bodhrán at his home branch of Newcastle CCE and in Hilltow, Co.Down.