Safe Trad: A Timeline


Publication. Porter M, Wilson IM, Doherty L, Magee JDM (2018). ‘The extent of playing-related musculoskeletal problems (PRMDs) in the Irish traditional music community. A survey.’  Medical Problems of Performing Artists, 33(1):47-55.


PhD completed, Ulster University.  Porter, Mark. Designing Out the Wicked Problem of Playing Related Musculoskeletal Disorders from Irish Traditional Fiddle Playing. Unpublished PhD dissertation, Ulster University


Conference presentation. Doherty, L. and Wilson, IW (2017) ‘Safe Trad: Bridging the gap between health and music.’ Traditional Arts Forum, ACNI, presentation at Cultúrlann, Derry

Conference contribution. Porter, Mark, Wilson, Iseult M, Doherty, Liz and Magee, Justin (2016) ‘Playing-related Musculoskeletal Disorders (PRMDs) in Irish traditional fiddle players.’ In: Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapy, Wexford, Ireland.

Funding received from Higher Education Innovation Fund (HIEF)


Safe Trad Conference and Think Tank, Hilton Hotel, Belfast, 8th May. [PDF Download]

Publication. McSharry, Jennifer, Doherty, Liz and Wilson, Iseult M. ‘Psychosocial risks in a unique workplace environment: Safe Trad and traditional Irish musicians.’ European Health Psychologist, 17 (4). pp. 174-17

 Funding received from Higher Education Innovation Fund (HIEF)


Publication. Wilson, I. M., Doherty, Liz and McKeown, LP. ‘Perceptions of Playing-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders (PRMDs) in Irish Traditional Musicians: A Focus Group Study.’ WORK. A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation, 49 (4)


Publication.  Doherty L, Wilson IM, McKeown L. ‘Practicing Safe Trad: Why existing approaches to Playing-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders may not help the Irish Traditional Music Community.’ Medical Problems of Performing Artists, 28(4):181


Conference Presentation. Wilson, I and McKeown, L. ‘Meeting in the Middle’ at The North Atlantic Fiddle Convention, 2012, Derry. [PDF Download]

Safe Trad focus groups, Derry

Conference Contribution. Wilson, I. M., Doherty, Liz and McKeown, LP ‘Playing-related musculoskeletal disorders in traditional Irish musicians: a focus group study’ In: Scientific Research for Practice in Workplace Health, Safety and Wellbeing – Creating a Scientific Evidence Base for Practice Prevention of Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders. UCC [PDF Download]


Focus group studies UL, UU


Pilot project launched

Funding received from The Arts Council/An Chomhairle Ealaíon and the Higher Education Authority.