Friday, 15 February 2013
Edel Fox at The Royal Oak Folk
"Edel Fox at The Royal Oak Folk, Lewes, East Sussex, UK. Edel Fox is a concertina player from Miltown Malbay Co. Clare. She began playing at the age of 7. Edel learnt much of her music from concertina players Noel Hill, Dymphna O'Sullivan, Tim Collins and Tony O'Connell as well as local musicians such as Pete Haugh, Michael Mahoney and Peadar Crotty. Over the years, Edel's playing has been hugely influenced by the music and recordings of Willie Clancy, Bobby Casey, Junior Crehan and Mrs. Crotty, etc. Edel spent much of her teenage years playing with, and learning from Jackie Daly, who she cites as one of her influences. In 2004, Edel was awarded the TG4 Gradam Ceoltóir Óg na Bliana (Young Musician of the Year). Since then she has travelled extensively as both a teacher and performer of the tradition. She released an album to critical acclaim with the Galway fiddler Ronan O'Flaherty in 2006." Posted on Youtube on the 23rd of June 2011 by PRAK14.