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Tá áthas ar coiste Scoil Acla a fhógairt go bhfuil Edel Fox an ceoltóir cónaíthíoch i mbliana i rith na scoile.

We are delighted to announce that Edel Fox is our Musician in residence this year.

Edel Fox is a concertina player from Miltown Malbay Co. Clare. She began playing at the age of 7 and was fortunate to be brought up in an area and environment where traditional music was in abundance. 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, to name but a few. 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 been in great demand as both a teacher and performer of the tradition. She released an album to critical acclaim with Ronan O’Flaherty in 2006 and her extremely popular debut solo album “Chords and Beryls” in 2010. In 2013 Edel released a duet album with Neill Byrne entitled “The Sunny Banks” which was named 2013 Tradconnect Album of the year. Over the years, she has toured extensively in the US, Canada, Europe and China with US all female band Cherish The Ladies as well as with Jackie Daly, Ronan O’Flaherty, Neill Byrne and the Kane Sisters

Edel as a production manager with Redshoe productions has worked on several productions for TG4 and RTÉ including “The Fleadh” (RTÉ1), “Geantraí” (TG4), “The Reel Deal” (RTE1), “TG4 Gradam Ceoil” (TG4), “Glaoch an Cheoil” (TG4), Bosca Ceoil (TG4), Port (TG4 & BBC Alba) and “Fleadh TV” (TG4)s production manager on Imeall, she is exposed to other areas of the arts – visual, dance, theatre, literature, etc.

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