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. She has several All Ireland Fleadh titles to her name both in solo and group competitions. Music has brought her around the world from Hong Kong to Rekjavik, Taipei to Tipperary.
Brenda is currently based between Dublin and New York, where she regularly performs and teaches music. She released her debut solo album, Indeedin You Needn’t Bother in December of 2016. She teaches classes around the world from Catskills Irish Arts Week to Atlanta to Germany and, of course, Ireland. She joined the Green Fields of America collective for concerts throughout 2016-2018.
Instructor – Anglo Concertina