I have just added some new dates to the tours page. You will see that myself, Neill Byrne and Caoimhin O’Fearghail have some lovely concerts and festivals coming up here in Ireland. I am also teaching workshops at not one, not two but THREE concertina festivals over the next few months – one in Miltown Malbay, Germany and Ennis! I will be posting info here soon about a very exciting project which is coming up involving myself and some deadly concertina-y people!!!! Keep any eye on the site for details….
Also – music classes here in Waterford are going very well, as well as Wednesday evening classes in Carlow with Music Generation. For any information on one-to-one or group classes or else SKYPE lessons, don’t hesitate to contact me!
Go n-eirí libh,
We were thrilled to read this review by Siobhán Long in the Irish Times:
Invigorating well worn tunes with an energy all of their own making must surely be the holy grail for most traditional musicians. Clare concertina player Edel Fox and Waterford fiddler Neill Byrne do this instinctively on this rounded and generous collection. The hop, skip and jump of their reading of the well-known barndance Kitty O’Neill’s and the lonesome pitch of the Scottish retreat march Lochanside reveal the breadth of this duo’s musical palette. Caoimhín Ó Fearghail’s accompaniment on guitar and bouzouki has a lissom quality that underscores but never upstages Fox and Byrne. The pair’s restrained, plaintive reading of the lullaby Seothín Seothó is a delight, revealing both players’ sharply disciplined approach, imposing nothing more than refined lines to the tunes and letting them tell their own tale. One of this year’s musical highlights. edelfox.com