Hello Friends and Fans of Celtic Music,
Thanks for stopping by to see what’s up!
You may have heard by now that Burning Bridget Cleary is on hiatus from performing and recording for an undetermined amount of time.
BUT KEEP SMILING! We are all living our musical dreams, so please look for us in these new enterprises:
Rose has been touring around the country performing with her husband, Brian Buchanan, performing under the name House of Hamill. In late 2021, they released their third CD, "Folk Hero".
The album got a killer review in the April 2022 edition of Irish Music Magazine!
Check out their schedule for upcoming shows!
Amy is on a new adventure. She has recently moved to the culturally-rich city of Boston where she is teaching music at the Powers Music School in Belmont. You can find her playing world music on most Wednesday evenings at Chulo Restaurant on Watertown Square.
Pete is playing shows with a couple of different Celtic bands. Also, he's been brushing up his hockey skills, so watch out for this guy on the ice!
Lou just treated himself to a new Gretsch “1959” model Country Gentleman guitar, and used it to record his very first solo album, entitled "Echoes Of The Past." You can pick up your very own copy on our store page!
We have been SO LUCKY to have made scads of new friends through the BBC years. Many of those fans and music venues have generously shared live concert videos with us . . .
AND, we’re building up our Youtube Channel with regular posting of archival footage: please check it out and subscribe to our channel! Look out Seinfeld! It’s BBC RE-RUNS forever!
Much love and cheer to all!
Rose, Amy, Lou and Pete
January 2, 2017:
"Madam I'm a Darling" charted as #2 song on the Folk-DJ Top Songs Chart for 2016. See all charts.
December 5, 2016:
"These Are the Days" named Best American Band CD 2016 by Jack Baker in the Irish American News. Read more here.
April 7, 2016:
Two tracks from the new CD are featured on Fiona Ritchie's "Thistle and Shamrock" program on NPR. The program is entitled "More New Spring Sounds." Listen to it here.
March 16, 2016:
Scones of Boxty (track 9) featured on the Singout Radio podcast: Crossing the Big Pond. Listen here.
February 7, 2016:
"These Are the Days" was listed as the #1 ALBUM on the January 2016 Folk-DJ Charts!
Also listed from the same album in the TOP SONGS category for January:
#1. "Madam I'm a Darling" (trad.)
#2. "Mountain" (D. Carter/T. Grammer)
#4. "Another Day" (T. O'Brien/D. Scott)
Our humble thanks go out to the Folk-DJ community for sharing our music with their listeners.
The Folk-DJ radio programmers, many unpaid, work diligently week-to-week to keep traditional, Celtic, and folk music humming through the airwaves. Most of these programs are on NPR, community, or college stations that depend on fundraising to give a voice to "non-commercial" music. Please support them! It helps us all.
Check out the first reviews of the album, published in on the press page!