Éimear started playing the violin at the age of seven in her native Belfast.
After completing her music degree, she moved to the North West of England where she gained a PCGE in secondary school music teaching. Eimear then left teaching to pursue her career as a performer/writer.
In February 2013 Eimear toured Holland with amazing vocalist, Peter Corry, in his Irish dance and music show, 'Celtic Rhythms'. She was the violinist and lead singer of 'Red is the Rose'. She also provided backing vocals for Peter's songs.
Eimear was thrilled to be working alongside such a huge talent.
Eimear was also the original lead fiddle player/violinist and musician in the critically acclaimed show 'Essence of Ireland'. She toured the UK theatres for 3 years with the show and was mentioned frequently in the rave reviews for her energetic performances.
Éimear has performed many times alongside top tenor, Martin Toal, which has lead to performances for Honda in the Isle of Man, Budapest, London, Wales & Northern Ireland. She played at The UTV Business Awards at The Culloden Hotel in 2012 and at The Remembrance service in Belfast's Waterfront Hall in October 2013.
Éimear was the fiddle player and backing vocalist with top folk/country band 'The Bogtrotters' for 4 years and was also in Adrian Edmondson's (The Young Ones/ Bottom) band, 'The Bad Shepherds' for a short period of time.
These opportunities led to performances throughout the UK, as well as Germany, St. Lucia and Holland.
As well as credited session work on films, including the soundtrack to the Bob The Builder movie, 'Built To Be Wild', Éimear made an appearance playing the fiddle in Demi Moore's supernatural thriller, 'Half Light'.
Eimear was a semi-finalist in The UK Songwriting Competition for her song, 'Tommy'. Aside from playing the violin and singing, she enjoys playing the guitar, piano and whistle on her compositions.
Eimear is always seeking to meet and collaborate with new producers.
Top header image taken at Powerscourt hotel, Co. Wicklow
Mark Richtie from 'The Stage' said in his review about 'Essence of Ireland':
'... in particular, a beautiful and gifted violinist/fiddle player, Eimear Bradley, are integral to painting such a vivid musical portrait.'
Anthony John-Clarke commented:
"Éimear Bradley is a ferocious talent. Her playing takes the genre to stunning new heights and her songs and voice are quite magical. In a word, OUTSTANDING!"
The late Gerry Anderson, BBC Radio Ulster said:
"Fantastic. You're going to hear a lot more of this girl. She's going to be huge!" and "Multi-talented singer-songwriter from Belfast...beautiful...a star in the making..."—
George Jones, U105 fm Northern Ireland commented on his radio show
"Extremely Talented singer-songwriter & violinist from Belfast" .
The Irish Post review of the show read
"The band 'Shanacie' played brilliantly all night, especially violinist Belfast native Eimear Bradley, who made the hairs on the back of your neck stand up as she played".