Documentary Film Maker
Edel is one of the most accomplished Irish musicians of her generation and in 2004, was awarded the TG4 Young Musician of the Year award. She is a regular performer on Irish National Radio and BBC and has performed at festivals and in concert halls from North America all the way to Asia with musicians such as Jackie Daly, Cherish the Ladies and The Kane Sisters. In 2006 she released an album to critical acclaim with the Galway fiddler Ronan O’Flaherty, a solo album entitled “Chords and Beryls” in 2010, and in 2013 her recording of “The Sunny Banks”, featuring Waterford fiddler Neill Byrne, was named Tradconnect CD of the Year. Edel is also a member of the prestigious group, The Irish Concertina Ensemble and their debut recording “Zero” (2015) has garnered excellent reviews.
Edel has taught at the prestigious Willie Clancy Summer School, in Co.Clare, performed at festivals all over the globe including, the German Concertina Meeting in Wendland, Germany, the Northeast Concertina Workshop in Amherst MA, Catskills Irish Arts Week in NY and Elkins Irish Arts Week, WV to name a few. Edel has a BA in Irish Music and Dance, a MA in Music Therapy from the University of Limerick as well as a H.Dip. in Television Production. Edel currently works in the TV industry as a producer, specialising in arts and cultural programming for broadcasters such as TG4, RTE, BBC and Sky Arts.
Job Title:Documentary Film maker