Burning Bridget Cleary, an award-winning Celtic band from the Philadelphia region, will make a rare NY appearance on March 19th with a CD release party/St. Patrick’s concert. The performance is part of the First Acoustics Concert Series in Brooklyn. Richard Stillman is opening. Showtime is 8:00 PM.
The band’s new release, “These Are the Days,” was #1 Top Album in the January Folk-DJ charts.
Music Connection magazine pens, “the whole enterprise unites to generate a life force that can uplift the listener at every turn”. FolkWords reviewer, Tim Carroll, writes, “Vibrant, vivacious, infectious and captivating, ‘These Are the Days’ spans the depth of melodic, Celtic tradition yet sits comfortably within its undeniably eclectic mix.”
Irish American News columnist, Jack Baker, proclaims, “I love their vocals, clear and sweet and blended together perfectly. I’m not too worried about putting this group in a pigeonhole to define them, they define themselves, and part of that definition includes the words ‘damn good.’”
Since 2006, Burning Bridget Cleary has earned a solid reputation for presenting high-energy Celtic music at festivals, concerts, and music series all over the eastern half of the USA, including a 2011 tour to Ireland. While in Ireland, the band had a unique opportunity to visit the rural County Tipperary cottage of their namesake, Bridget Cleary, who is remembered as “the last witch burned in Ireland”.
The First Acoustics Concert Series takes place at the First Unitarian Church, Pierrepont Street at Monroe Place, in Brooklyn Heights. Tickets are $30 advance/$35 at the door. Since 2008, the First Acoustics Concert Series has showcased top acts in the national and regional folk/ roots circuit, in a listening room atmosphere. Beverages and snacks available at the venue. For tickets and information: http://www.firstacoustics.org/ or call 718-288-5994.
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