Day 3 Friday 16|02
Day 4 Saturday 17|02
Day 5 Sunday 18|02
Bríd is an iconic fiddle player originally from Castlefinn, Co Donegal. She has been hailed as one of the leading Irish traditional fiddle players of our time.
She started learning the fiddle at the age of nine surrounded by a musical family and won all the underage competitions at the annual All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil. Furthermore, she’s an MA graduate of the Irish World Academy
of Music & Dance at University of Limerick. In recent times she performed with many great musicians including Dermot Byrne, Steve Cooney, Tony O’Connell, Arty McGlynn, Nollaig Casey, Maeve Donnelly, Harry Bradley,
John Doyle, Sylvain Barou Nicolas Quemener and more. Bríd is also a member of the
SíFiddlers which is made up of 13 female Donegal fiddlers.
Bríd is highly respected and much sought after as a teacher. She has tutored at Summer Schools and workshops throughout Ireland, The UK, The USA, Canada, many parts of mainland Europe, New Zealand and Australia. She is a visiting tutor and performer at The Irish World Academy in Limerick University.
Her much anticipated solo recording Bríd Harper released in 2015 was described by Tradconnect.com as “solo fiddle of the most exquisite kind” and “one of this year’s best traditional albums”. Her contemporary interpretation of the Donegal tradition is perhaps one of the most unique and creative voices in the genre.
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