Burning Bridget Cleary



Greetings BBC fans! Welcome to our website!

The newest CD, "These Are the Days."

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 . . . or maybe for all 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 and recording a SECOND CD with her husband, Brian Buchanan, in their band, House of Hamill. Check out their schedule and their upcoming shows!

Amy is working on a couple of fun new projects, including a contradance band called Jigaplex.  She continues to be a featured player in the Monday night Iona Sessions in Brooklyn.


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 he is planning to record a solo CD this year. Pretty nifty.

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!