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Mayo Musicians and Music : Emer Mayock

Emer Mayock

Emer Mayock, the youngest of a family of five who are all musicians, is a native of Ross, Castlebar. She learned to play tin whistle at an early age and has since graduated to the flute, (her main instrument), fiddle and uilleann pipes. Her first album, "Merry Bits of Timber" was released in 1996 and her second, "Playground" in 2001 on her own label, Is Mise. In addition to traditional tunes, this album contains thirteen of her own compositions. She has also composed music for theatre shows and documentaries. Since 1999 she has played flute and uilleann pipes with the Afro Celt Sound System. She played on their Grammy-nominated album, "Volume 3" and has toured worldwide with the band.

The fickle lad  
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'The fickle lad' is taken from the album "Playground" by Emer Mayock, catalogue number Is Mise 001, and appears here courtesy of Is Mise.

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