Beanie Odell

Beanie Odell, Music Instructor at the Asheville Arts Center

Claudine “Beanie” Odell resides in Asheville, NC. A keen ear for nuance and a passion for “getting it right” play a role in Beanie’s distinctive fiddling: a clear voice which is at once unique and deeply traditional. Her inspirations include visits to Clare and Donegal, studies with Irish masters Brendan Mulvihill, Seamus Connelly, Tommy Peoples, and Martin Hayes, and friends who share her musical path. A skilled teacher, Odell has mentored All Ireland winners; she also fostered Asheville’s flourishing Irish session at Jack of the Woods downtown, a hub for visiting players. She has performed and recorded with the groups Half-Nine and The Red Wellies.

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