Pamela Queally, Irish fiddle player

Pamela Queally – Fiddle (Sydney)


Pamela Queally from Kilmaley in Co.Clare has had a huge interest in music from a young age. She began the classical fiddle at the age of four before she proceeded on to the traditional music scene at the age \of five. She remembers buying her first CD in ‘Custy’s’ music shop in Ennis of the Kane sisters and has been hugely influenced by their music ever since. Like many county Clare fiddlers, Pamela has also been strongly influenced by the likes of Martin Hayes, Eileen O’ Brien, the late Paddy Canny and Tommy Peoples. Pamela has been teaching music for numerous years to musicians of various ages throughout Ireland. Her music has allowed her to travel far and wide touring with various musicians and with her band ‘Out the Gap’, as far as China and South Africa. In later years, she successfully released a debut duet album ‘Beyond the Bellows and the Bow’ with her sister Aoibheann Queally. In the past year, Pamela has moved to Melbourne, Australia where she continues to perform with her band ‘Last Orders’ featuring singer and guitarist Clodagh Doohan from Co. Clare. They play a mix of trad/folk/pop, playing all the classic and modern tunes. Pamela is also a practicing General Nurse and on occasion, loves bringing her fiddle to work to cheer up her patients!