The Burren Band

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New CD, Island of Woods, now available!

New CDThe Burren Band has just released Island of Woods, a new CD of songs and instrumentals which is now available online from cdbaby and will shortly be found on iTunes, Amazon and other download and streaming services. The band’s first CD, The Western Shore, remains available online.

The band draws together musical influences from Ireland, Brittany, the Balkans, and sometimes a touch of rock ’n roll. They show up with a variety of instruments - fiddles, whistles, low whistles, bouzouki, banjo, guitar, bodhran, djembe and bass - and play traditional and original tunes. They have also been known to favor their listeners with occasional songs sung in Irish as well as English.

Their arrangements weave together traditional and modern influences, and range from full-tilt reels and jigs to airs and quieter sets. When they play ceilis, everyone gets up to dance.

Named after the The Burren, an expanse of almost 100 square miles of limestone on the west coast of County Clare, Ireland, (surrounded by great musicians) the band was originally known as The Burren Boys. With the addition of our new fiddler, we’ve become The Burren Band.

The band has shared the stage with such Celtic notables as Kila, Setanta and Cathy Ryan (of Cherish the Ladies), and has played for folk festivals, dances, and pubs around the Pacific Northwest.

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