Bríd Harper & Dermot Byrne

Bríd Harper is regarded as one of the leading Irish traditional fiddle players of the last forty years. She grew up close to the east Donegal village of Castlefinn and started playing the fiddle at the age of nine. There is music on both sides of her family—her grandfather, Stephen Harper, was a fiddler and came from a musical family, and on her mother’s side her uncle Frank Kelly is a well-known fiddler. Dermot Byrne is one of Ireland’s most outstanding traditional accordion players. For many years a member of Altan, Dermot performed, recorded and toured extensively with the group along with artists like Donal Lunny, Steve Cooney and Stephane Grapelli among many other collaborations.

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