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Burning Bridget Cleary

“One of the most exciting bands I’ve seen in the last couple of years!” –Jack Baker, The Irish American News

“ . . . a rockin’ Celtic sound”! -irishphiladelphia.org

“. . . a highlight of this summer’s Philadelphia Folk Festival”. - Michael Kornfeld, acousticmusicscene.com

Called “the Allman Brothers of Celtic fiddle bands, only prettier” (Mike Weekly, Pottstown Mercury), Burning Bridget Cleary now features the considerable musical talents of Rose Baldino and Deirdre Lockman, who lead the band with high-energy and tightly woven harmonies in both fiddle and vocals. The driving rhythm and bass end is supplied by Philadelphia native, Lou Baldino on guitar, and percussionist, Peter Trezzi, on djembe drum.

BBC has played hundreds of performances along the East Coast, and produced three CDs. Their second production, Everything is Alright, was named “2009 Album of the Year” by Boston-based CelticRadio.net. Their newest CD, Totes for Goats (March 2011), is receiving plenty of radio attention and praise from reviewers.

"The most noticeable thing in Totes for Goats, in addition to the fierce fiddle playing, is the maturity of the girls' tightly woven vocal harmonies, which have acquired both depth and resonance" (Steve Siegel, The Morning Call).

Burning Bridget Cleary completed a weeklong tour of Ireland (May 21-29, 2011) where they performed at seven different venues from Dublin to Galway. Known for their captivating sound and engaging stage presence, Burning Bridget Cleary is currently one of the hottest young acts on the Celtic and folk music circuits.

Recent /Upcoming Venues:

NBC Philly: The 10 Show! (2012)
• The Sellersville Theater (2012)
• The Celtic Fling, Manheim, PA (2012)
• The Fair Hill Scottish Games, Fair Hill, MD (2012)
• Shawnee Mountain Celtic Festival (2012)
• The Philadelphia Folk Festival (2009, 2011)
• Bethlehem Musikfest (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
• World Café Live in Philadelphia (November 2010, March 2011)
• The Celtic Classic (2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011)
• The Green Lane Scottish-Irish Fest (2006, 2007, 2010)
• Horses Sing None of It Syndicated Folk Music TV 30 minute feature (March, 2011)
• The Colonial Theater (with Tempest, Enter the Haggis)
• The Philadelphia Folksong Society “Influences” Workshop Series (2010)
• Godfrey Daniels Folk Listening Room, Bethlehem, PA (2006, 2008, 2011)
• The Tin Angel (March & October, 2009)
• WXPN Live Interview/performances on Gene Shay’s Folk Show (5 appearances)
• The Virginia Highlands Music Festival, Abingdon, VA (2009)
• Mayfair Festival of the Arts, Allentown, PA (2008, 2009, 2010)
• The WNC Highlands Celtic Festival, Black Mountain, NC (2010)
• The International Celtic Festival, Hunter Mountain, NY (2011)
• The Great American Irish Festival (2011)
• The Blackstone River Theater Summer Solstice Festival (2011)
• Our Times Coffeehouse, Garden City, NY (2011, 2012)
• Spring Gulch Folk Festival (2008)
• The Buffalo Irish Festival, Buffalo, NY (2011, 2012)
• Ireland Musical Tour (2011)