Brenda Castles comes from a rich tradition of music in Co. Meath, having learned concertina from Rena Traynor (née Crotty) and concertina maestro, Mícheál Ó’Raghallaigh. Growing up, there was plenty of music and dancing in the house. Her father Noel plays banjo and her mother Lily has been known to participate in the odd set dance. Younger siblings Emily and Paul play fiddle and uileann pipes. She has several All Ireland Fleadh titles to her name both in solo and group competitions. Music has brought her around the world to far flung destinations including Hong Kong, Mongolia and Iceland. Brenda is currently based in Dublin city centre, where she regularly performs and teaches music. She released her acclaimed debut solo album, ‘Indeedin You Needn’t Bother’ in December of 2016. With regard to her upcoming show at TradFest 2019 – you very much should bother!
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