Gaining his diploma in violin-making and repair
at Newark School of Violin Making (UK), fiddle-player, fiddle-maker
and poet, Paul Bradley (from Bessbrook, Co. Armagh), is based
in Wicklow since 2013.
He also deals in violins old and new, stocking
a large range of old instruments as well as new ones of his
Enquiries about his instruments and /or fiddle
lessons/masterclasses are always welcome.
A self-taught fiddler, northern fiddling informs
his playing style. Brief tuition from Josephine Keegan and education
from ' the hedgerows of life' have helped shape his playing
His 1998 album Atlantic Roar (Tuaim na Fairraige),
gained a five-star review in the Irish Times. He gives fiddle
masterclasses at University of Limerick, Scoil Samhraidh Willie
A poet, he has performed from his own works at
Celtic Connections 2008, the Open House festival Belfast 2006,
The Marketplace Theatre Armagh, and has read at well known poetry
venues such as No Alibis, Belfast. His poem 'Untitled Air' and
was published recently in the review 'Fortnight'.
Paul Bradley (fiddle) and John Rynne (flute)
at Willie Clancy Week, Miltown Malby
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