What people are saying about 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 (2009)
Called “the Allman Brothers of Celtic fiddle bands, only prettier” (Mike Weekly, Pottstown Mercury), Burning Bridget Cleary was founded by Genevieve Gillespie and Rose Baldino, 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 veteran Philadelphia guitarist, Lou Baldino, and Canadian native, Peter Trezzi, on djembe. Since 2006, BBC has played hundreds of performances along the East Coast, and produced two CDs. Their second production, “Everything is Alright” was named “2009 Album of the Year” by Boston-based CelticRadio.net. Additionally, they placed first in two individual categories: “Contemporary” and “Jigs and Reels”. Infamous for their captivating sound and merry stage presence, Burning Bridget Cleary has become one of the hottest young bands on the American Celtic and folk circuits.