Phil Edmonds and Mike Fishel Bresler at Sandywoods

Posted by SandywoodsFarm

Fishel Bresler and Phil Edmonds perform originals along with traditional Irish and Jewish melodies interposed with comedy. Both are known for their passionate yet sensitive playing. As Fishel says, “This is inspirational music – you have to play it from your kishkes (innards) and from your heart.” The pair nonetheless makes humor and high spirits an integral part of every presentation, and draw in audiences of all types and ages.

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