Harry Bradley (musician)
He began playing tin whistle at age 12. He went on to flute in his early teens inspired by local musicians and the early recordings of Irish music made in America. He received further inspiration from local flute players such as Noel Lenihan, Michael Clarkson, Sam Murray and Brendan O'Hare.
He has toured Europe and America both as a solo performer and teacher, and as a member of groups such as Dervish and Cran. His debut solo CD, Bad Turns and Horse-shoe Bends, was released to broad critical acclaim and was chosen as the number one traditional album of 2000 by Earle Hitchner of New York’s Irish Echo.
He was elected TG4 Musician of the Year in 2014.
- As a solo artist
- 2000 Bad Turns and Horse-shoe Bends Outlet (PTICD 9000)
- 2002 As I Carelessly Did Stray (Phaeton SPINCD1005, 44 minutes)
- 2006 The Night Rambler’s Companion (guest musicians : Paul O'Shaughnessy (fiddle), Emmet Gill (uilleann pipes) and Mary Corcoran (piano))
- As a collaborative artist
- 2003 The Tap Room Trio (trio with Jessie Smith and John Blake)
- 2005 ...Born for Sport (duo with Paul O'Shaughnessy)
- 2009 The Pleasures Of Hope - Flute Music From Belfast and Beyond (duo with Michael Clarkson)
- 2013 The First of May (FOM2013) (with James Carty (fiddle), Sean Gavin (flutes) and Colm Gannon (accordion and melodeon))
- With Altan
- As I Carelessly Did Stray - CD Booklet. Phaeton Records. 2002.
- "Harry Bradley: Musician of the Year". Gradam Cheoil/TG4. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
- thesession.org > Harry Bradley
- www.geocities.co.jp > Paul O'Shaughnessy & Harry Bradley
- thesession.org > "Bad Turns and Horse-shoe Bends"
- celticgrooves.homestead.com > HARRY BRADLEY, JESSE SMITH, JOHN BLAKE: THE TAP ROOM TRIO
Wallis, Geoff. "Harry Bradley". CD Review. Irish Music Review. Retrieved 23 July 2014.