Bríd Harper, Irish fiddle player

Bríd Harper


From Castlefinn, Co. Donegal,  Bríd is hailed as one of the leading exponents of Irish traditional fiddle playing of our time. Encouraged by her parents and with music on both sides of the family, Bríd is carrying on the tradition of fiddle playing. She has 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 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.  

Highly respected as a teacher, Bríd has tutored at 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.  

Album Review: Bríd Harper – released September 2015.  More than anything it’s the thrill of hearing an extraordinary fiddler in a range of solo, duet and group combinations, that makes this album work so perfectly.  Tony Lawless, Tradconnect