Burning Bridget Cleary | Everything is Alright

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Everything is Alright

by Burning Bridget Cleary

Awarded "Album of the Year 2009" by CelticRadio.net! The most recent release by some bright young lights on the Celtic Folk scene. This CD has been praised by Martin Hayes, Liz Carroll, and Tony DeMarco.
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1. Jimmy Leg Set: Winnie Hills of Leitrim/Jimmy Leg/Terry Kane
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2. The Shearin's No For You
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3. Bunch of Green Rushes/Poor Man's Fortune
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4. Peace and Plenty
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5. Saucy Sailor
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6. The Faeries
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7. Cat's Meow/Josie McDermott's Reel
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8. Rolling Hills/Jester/Phoenix
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9. Three Set: Waram Patat/Jean's Reel/Miss Shepherd/Mason's Apron
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10. Three O'Clock
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11. Autumn Lux Lucis
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12. Ah Tusa Shi/Killavil Jig
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13. Soldier, Soldier
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
“. . . a rockin’ Celtic sound” -irishphiladelphia.com

Now in their fifth year together, Burning Bridget Cleary hit the ground running, playing major Celtic festivals, concert stages, national and regional events like old pros. Their first CD, "Catharsis", was recorded in 2006 when the girls were just 15 and 16 years of age. “Catharsis”, has received airplay on a wide variety of NPR stations, and was featured on Fiona Ritchey’s "Thistlepod", of all-American acoustic music.

Their new release, "Everything is Alright", was published in late November, 2008. “Everything is Alright,” has been named "Album of the Year 2009" by the Celtic Radio Music Awards of Highland Radio, a 24-hour Internet radio station at CelticRadio.net.

The award acknowledges “musical creativity and extraordinary work on an album which provides recognition of exceptional contributions to Celtic music.” Two individual cuts on the album also won awards — “Three Set” in the jigs and reels category and “Soldier, Soldier” in the contemporary category.

Rose Baldino and Genna Gillespie met eight years ago as pre-teens at a traditional Irish music session where they became instant friends. Since that time, both have been first-place trophy winners at the Celtic Classic fiddle competitions. Both were born into musical families (Genna’s parents are founding members of the Celtic band, Blackwater). The natural pairing of these talented young women, backed by Lou Baldino (guitar) and Peter Trezzi (djembe), has created a polished musical team with a captivating sound and a merry stage presence.

The band’s name honors the memory of Bridget Cleary, a vivacious and fashionable young woman who lived in 19th century Ireland. Her husband and family burned poor Bridget to death, convinced that her flu symptoms were the result of her possession by evil fairies. The perpetrators were later convicted of murder, and laws were ultimately passed to protect women from such terrible acts. Bridget is now remembered as the last witch burned in Ireland, but we remember her as an innocent young woman. For more information about the band, go to: www.burningbridgetcleary.com.


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Jon Howell

Everything is Alright
Strengths:

I heard track 1 from this album on KBCS.fm's Sunday's Hornpipe, and it yanked my attention away from whatever I had been doing. I bought the album, and like reviewer Doug says, I can listen to it over and over. Every track is interesting, every track is different, every track sticks in your head. I think I've heard it a few dozen times in the three days I've had it.

Weaknesses: I might wear the joy out of it by over-listening. Also, I note that BBC doesn't have any tour dates in Seattle.

Doug LaPasta

Everything is Alright
The new CD is INCREDIBLE. It is so richly textured and emotionally moving as well as being full of fun and fire. The Girls (Rose and Genna) are my Girls real life heroes. The arrangements are amazing too ---too many Celtic albums are great for dancing but not complex, varied, or well-enough arranged for repeated listening. But I can listen to this new cd over and over and still find new things to hear. CONGRATS to BBC from your biggest fans in NE PA.

Jessica Conlan-Glover

Everything is Alright
Wonderful! Great songs...singing is like bells ringing in tune~ Saucy Sailor and Faeries great tunes. Highly recommend!

Brian Ciemnolonski

What can I say
I love violins. And these girls play them to the level of art. Not as energetic as their first CD Catharsis, they instead gained what I can only say as sophistication without loosing any of the fun. A note to Jon, do not worry , I can't imagine a reality in which I could play this music to much to wear the joy out of it.