Bríd Harper is an Irish traditional fiddle player from Castlefinn, Co. Donegal and now living near Dungannon, Co. Tyrone. Encouraged by her parents, she grew up learning and playing Irish traditional music with her sisters in the Finn Valley area. With music on both sides of the family she is carrying on the tradition of fiddle playing. She won numerous youth All Ireland titles and other prestigious fiddle awards including the Senior All Ireland, Oireachtas na Gaeilge and Fiddler of Dooney.
Bríd, an MA graduate of the Irish World Academy of Music & Dance at University of Limerick, has toured extensively and has performed with many great musicians including Dermot Byrne, Steve Cooney, Donogh Hennessy, Danny O’Mahony, Arty McGlynn, Harry Bradley, Tony O’Connell, and Cyril O’Donoghue. She has been hailed as one of the leading exponents of traditional fiddle playing of our time. Bríd is highly respected as a teacher and has tutored at many summer schools and workshops throughout Ireland and in France, Holland and the USA. Her first solo CD was released in 2015 and has enjoyed much success to date.
Bríd teaches fiddle at all levels and has extensive experience over many years both in class and one-on-one scenarios. Past teaching venues include Fiddle Week Glencolmcille, Co. Donegal; Scoil Éigse (CCE); Irish Arts Week, Catskills, NY; Fiddlers Farm, Niedorp, Holland; Joe Mooney Summer School, Drumshambo, Co Leitrim; Café Concert, Toucouleur, Brittany, France.
Instructor – Fiddle