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MUSIC: Michael Fox releases new album

Michael Fox releases new album


Henry McGladeLocal Scene
Henry McGlade


Michael Fox has been in the music business for a long time. Way back in the late ’70s, he played drums with the Frank McCaffrey Band. The Castlebar man later went on to manage a number of Irish Clubs in England, but more recently, he returned to performing under the name of FoxyBhoy, playing ballads, rebel songs and Celtic FC songs.
When he moved back to Castlebar six years ago, he released a six-track CD, ‘Songs From Celtic Park’. Tracks from the album have had over 100,000 hits on YouTube. He is a regular visitor to Scotland, where he has built up a huge fan base.
Fox is releasing a new album in a few weeks time. It includes his own composition ‘Michael Davitt – The Story Of a Celtic Man’. The song is inspired by the fact that in 1897, Straide-born Davitt secured a seat on the board of Glasgow Celtic and had the honour of turning the first sod of grass at Parkhead.
The musicians featured on the album are friends of Michael from his Manchester days, Dezi Donnelly; Michael McGoldrick, who has just recorded Transatlantic sessions with American superstar James Taylor; Sean Regan; Pat Coyne, from Sean Keane’s Band; and Paul O’Driscoll from the Sharon Shannon band on double bass. The album was recorded at Sun Street, Tuam.


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