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Simon Chadwick

Simon Chadwick is widely acknowledged to be one of the most important international experts on the history and traditions of the early Irish harp, helping to spearhead the current revival. In mid 2018, he relocated from Scotland and now lives in Armagh, where he researches, teaches and performs the ancient native music traditions of Scotland, Ireland and neighbouring countries. As well as giving talks and presentations, until recently Simon documented his research on his information website,, the pre-eminent published source of information on the early Gaelic harp and its traditions. He now presents his research work on his blog at Simon has published a pair of tutor books outlining the historical tradition, a book on advanced playing techniques, and articles in the scholarly journals Early Music, and the Galpin Society Journal.