Brad Hurley

Brad Hurley

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Brad Hurley has been playing traditional Irish music on whistle and wooden flute since the late 1970s, and has performed in dozens of concerts, weddings, dances, theater productions, and festivals in New England and eastern Canada. Brad has taught flute and whistle for many years, and his online guide to the Irish flute is a popular resource among flute players around the world. He currently performs on flute and 12-string guitar in a duo with his partner Claire Boucher, a traditional singer from southwestern Brittany.

He is an environmental writer and editor based in Montréal, specializing in climate change, children’s environmental health, and other topics. As a young teenager I documented my observations of natural history in a series of sketchbooks, notebooks, and essays. Those records are now collected in a site called A Childhood Saved.