Angela Usher (IE)

Angela has played Irish traditional music in Manchester for decades and is dedicated to perpetuating the music through successive generations in her home city, teaching and inspiring hundreds of local school age children. Whilst Angela can play many instruments very well, for many years the banjo has been her instrument of choice.

Angela’s playing is unassuming, with refreshing interpretation and the melody always shines through in her subtle, intricate playing. Her feeling for each tune is personal and heartfelt. She also flows effortlessly from banjo to tin whistle, to guitar, to mandolin and back. The Gort Mile, Angela Usher’s first album, with tenor banjo taking centre stage, was released on Banjaxed Records in July 2018.