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.

Táimid ag súil go mór leis agus cuirfimid fíor fáilte Acla roimpi

The Scoil Acla office which is located in Cashel, Achill will be open from 6pm – 8pm from 18th July onwards.  Don’t forget to drop in and complete your registration in advance of the Summer School!

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Winners of the Scoil Acla National School Quiz

A sincere thank you to all the National School Teachers and pupils who participated in our recent Scoil Acla quiz.  Below are a list of the prize winners:- Valley NS                Toíreasa Hamill & Brigid Foley Tonragee NS          Ciara Campbell & Niamh Dookinella NS       Isabelle Cafferkey & Ethan McDonnell Saula NS                 Sarah Ginnelly & Evelyn Rice […]

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Ditch the “Mayo” and sing out “Maigh Eo”

MAYO GAA fans are being urged to chant the county’s battle cry against Galway in Saturday evening’s clash at MacHale Park, Castlebar. Ditch the “Mayo” and sing out “Maigh Eo” is the call from Achill man John “Twin” McNamara, whose Irish language battle cry has been gaining momentum among fans. When chanting there should be […]

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Re-enactment of Historic Photograph

Many Of Scoil Acla‘s founders are in this photograph. After the Oireachtas they travelled from Galway to Achill by train. So if you are free this Saturday in Galway why not go along and represent ‪#‎AchillAbú‬ 🇮🇪 Call Out for Re-enactment of Historic Photograph The Town Hall Theatre is putting out a call for members […]

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“An nasc idir Scoil Acla agus Éirí Amach na Cásca 1916″ “The link between scoil acla and the 1916 rising” As part of our 2016 summer school Scoil Acla are hosting a series of lectures on the founding members & attendees of Scoil Acla and their association and links to the 1916 rising and subsequently […]

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Scoil Acla are delighted to promote a painting demonstration entitled ‘Painting Achill’ by the wonderfully talented artist Padraig McCaul.  The details are as follows:- Date: Tuesday, July 26th Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm Venue: The Scout Den (old Dugort national School) Cost: €20 Booking: booking can be made via Padraig’s own website at: ( link […]

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Paul Dooley – Musician In Residence

  Paul Dooley is one of the leading exponents of the Irish harp in its historical form and style – using a metal-strung harp, playing with the fingernails and damping unwanted string resonance with the fingertips.  He has studied the construction of medieval  Irish harps in Dublin during the early 1980s and has built several […]

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