Harry Bradley

A short profile of the flautist

Belfast-born Harry Bradley is commonly regarded as one of Ireland’s finest flautists.

Now based in Dublin, Bradley’s playing is greatly influenced by music from the 1920s, particularly Leitrim flautist John McKenna and Sligo fiddler James Morrison.

Bradley's last two solo albums, Bad Turns and Horse-shoe Bends and As I Carelessly Did Stray, received much critical acclaim. In 2003 he also recorded The Tap Room Trio, featuring Jesse Smith on fiddle and John Blake on guitar.