Senior Seamus Wick was recently flown to Ireland to compete in the Sean O’Riada Gold Medal — a world fiddling championship, featuring some of the best fiddlers in the world.

Wick has been playing the fiddle for close to fifteen years and loves to offer his performance skills at a variety of Christendom events.

Wick’s father heard about the competition in Ireland from other Irish musicians and encouraged Wick to apply. Anybody in the world can send in five recordings of themselves performing on the fiddle for the Sean O’Riada Gold Medal, so Wick recorded his five, sent them in, and waited. Finally, he heard back: Wick was selected as one of 17 finalists to compete in Ireland.

He traveled to Cork, Ireland, and gave a great performance, which was also broadcast live on RTE Raidio na Gaeltachta — an Irish radio station. While he was not chosen as the winner, the experience was still an incredible one and a testament to Wick’s considerable musical talent.

Christendom offers many opportunities for students to hone their musical skills, from a variety of performance nights to the Crusader Chamber Orchestra.

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