"It is a fantastic likeness of Seán. Even the rings on his fingers and his hair, it is so like him."
The many colourful murals which grace the walls in West Belfast document the fascinating story of this tight knit community.
The majority of the murals are of political significance, reflecting the community's resistance to British oppression, however one of the latest to be painted is a tribute to a local musical hero the late Seán Maguire.
The Iveagh Parade mural of the great man who died in March of this year was unveiled during Féile celebrations, just over a fortnight ago. It is a wonderful study of a musician engrossed in his craft. Standing before the tribute it's easy to drift into the world of the session, imagining the chatter, glasses clinking, accompanying the reels and jigs weaving their way through smoky bars.
In Sean's background stand the splendid Belfast hills which must have been a great inspiration for the man, originally from the Springfield Road. An important aspect of the artwork is the three youngsters watching him play as it reflects the fact that his influence on traditional Irish music will last for generations, through his recordings and teachings.
One former pupil of the great traditional violin player, Gemma Gorman says that it is a mural which holds very special significance for her.
"It is a fantastic likeness of Seán. Even the rings on his fingers and his hair, it is so like him. It really captures what he was like when he was performing. The way he holds his bow, is absolutely Seán. He had a very distinctive bowing style, everyone comments that they can see it in my playing."
Gemma regularly played gigs with Seán, even appearing on Gay Byrne's Late Late Show with him, and they had a regular Tuesday night gig in the Botanic Inn every Tuesday for a year and half. "Looking at the mural brings back many memories of the concerts we have played, looking at Seán totally in his element."
"I regard Seán, as do a lot of people, as the most important influence in traditional violin music in Belfast."
He set high standards for himself and all of his pupils.
As part of her studies in St Mary's University College, Gemma actually focused on the work of Seán for her thesis.
Seán was fascinated by the instruments themselves and Gemma was lucky enough that he picked her instrument out for her and modified it. Where there is normally a scroll on most violins, there is an ornate, head of an animal. "It is very much a tone that Seán liked. Nice and strong and raw sounding, it is not a sweet sound."