- 27 Jan 21
The County Sligo native uses loop and effect pedals to create her ethereal pieces.
Contemporary harpist BRÍDÍN carries traditional music into the fourth generation of her family. The singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist plays harp, flute, piano, and dances sean nós. Her musical talent emerged at a very early age, and over the years it led her to study music at University College Cork, where she achieved a Degree and Masters in Music and Performance.
BRÍDÍN's style is heavily influenced by her natural surroundings, and is rooted in her background in traditional Irish music. Her forthcoming contemporary folk EP, announced today (January 27), is called Ocean of Stars, and is slated for release on February 24, 2021.
“I wrote Ocean of Stars when I decided to move back home to Sligo," BRÍDÍN says of the ethereal title track. "I remember sitting on the beach one night in Enniscrone, mesmerised by how many stars I could see and the effect that moment had on me. The ocean, the stars, the mountains and the peace.
"I feel a strong pull to nature and my beautiful surroundings in Sligo when I’m composing my pieces. I’m fascinated by the beginning and ending of life and the constant movement of nature. That’s where I draw most of my inspiration from.”
Watch the video for title track 'Ocean of Stars' below.