Bradley Murphy

Cape Breton

Bradley Murphy is a Gaelic singer, fiddler, and piano player from East Bay, Unama’ki – Cape Breton Island. A Gaelic speaker himself, he proudly showcases the relevance, beauty, and power of traditional songs and melodies, passed down carefully through family and community tradition. Music has always been alive in his family life and he has been sharing it far and wide, performing locally and internationally for over 18 years. This is a big year for Bradley: he released his first full-length studio album, beul, inspired by an ancestral trip to the western Isles of Scotland. The album features traditional Gaelic songs framed by ephemeral and rhythmic sonic landscapes. This project has opened the doorway to a wide range of fruitful collaborations and has kickstarted a performance career that continues to build momentum. Bradley is also a proud member of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and is an advocate for queer visibility, education and greater acceptance in traditional music spaces.

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