Rose Baldino is on fire: Not only is she an earth-scorching fiddler, but she is the leader of Burning Bridget Cleary, a Celtic band named for “the last witch burned in Ireland.” Rose and her band create traditional music, but their influences are not limited to Irish folk. Burning Bridget Cleary fuses their Celtic tunes with aspects of American traditional music, as well as the inclusion of a djembe, an African drum. On top of their tight harmonies and fantastic fiddling, Burning Bridget Cleary is also known for their boundless, high-flying energy.
In this episode of The Music Room, you’ll hear Rose share the tragic story of Bridget Cleary, discuss the state of modern folk music, and share some of her music.
Rose Baldino of Burning Bridget Cleary
Artist / Song / Album / Year
Burning Bridget Cleary / Rolling Hills, Jester, Phoenix / Everything is Alright / 2008
Burning Bridget Cleary / Pressed for Time, Bonnie Mulligan / Pressed for Time / 2013
Burning Bridget Cleary / Another Day / Single / 2014