Ademar O Connor – Fiddler Of London Winner

Ademar O’Connor from Edenderry was the first non-UK resident to win the Fiddler of London Award, which was launched in 2020. A multi-instrumentalist Ademar has won numerous All Ireland titles, he was one of 10 musicians chosen by judge Zoe Conway to perform at the gala final in the Irish Cultural Centre in Hammersmith recently.

Ademar and his fellow finalists were picked from scores of musicians from around the world who submitted videos of themselves performing. As part of his new role, Ademar is the offical ‘Fiddler in residence for the Irish community’ in London for the next year and will perform at high profile events across the city, including at the Irish Embassy. Ballyshannon Traditional Music and Folk Festival is delighted to establish a partnership with The Fiddler of London awards. More information on