NEW ALBUM OUT DECEMBER 2013
"When Bronnie takes out her bow, you know she'll be playing with all the authenticity of the finest Irish fiddlers, but with a more strident sound, where the Old-Time undertones of her roots always come through."
Paul Duchene Portland Tribune
Brongaene (Bronnie) Griffin is a delightful contemporary fiddler
steeped in the rich Irish tradition. With a classical training tempered by a
sojourn in Bluegrass and Old Time, she broadened her already considerable
abilities. A prize winning student of the legendary Kevin Burke, Bronnie
learned her Irish from the best. She then went to the well of the tradition,
spending several years in Ireland, busking and listening to the great tune
keepers and lore masters. She returned and played around the US, sharing the
stage with Gerry O'Beirne, Johnny B. Connolly, and Kevin Burke, among others.
Today she lives in the musically rich and diverse city of Portland, Oregon,
where Celtic music flourishes, enriched by the vibrant and eclectic world
scene, all of which is reflected in Bronnie’s lively music. With one stellar
album under her belt, and another forthcoming, Bronnie Griffin brings a strong
bow, melodic lift, and sheer joy to the world of traditional music. Ruby Hoy 2013
She has that lilt and lift that brings new life
to old melodies, along with an understanding that allows for traditional
interpretations of modern tunes, making then sound as if they’ve been around
forever… Griffin has put together a wonderful album…It purrs with delight from
the opening to the final notes.
Review of Three Colours Ginger, Jamie O Brien, The Irish Edition
When Bronnie takes out
her bow, you know she'll be playing with all the authenticity of the finest
Irish fiddlers, [yet] the Old-Time undertones of her roots always come through.
themed this new recording may be, but it is also seriously good. It could
hardly be otherwise. Griffin cut her teeth on old-timey tunes, at which she
excelled from an early age, but she is no less a whiz on Irish fiddle.
Review of Three Colours Ginger, Jeff Meade, Irish Philadelphia