Clare Byrne - Music & Dance

IN MY BODY a lifelong dancer, choreographer, and performance experimenter. A close partner with sound, silence, and word.  IN MY MIND a writer, a songwriter. All my effort and ear is bent, twanged toward overlapping arcs of listening and creating. The songs: others, mine, mine, others. I’m taught by them.  IN MY HANDS instruments, crafts to navigate, maps to decipher, landscapes and laboratories of unending allure and resonance. New loves, old loves. I’ve been dancing to them since day one. Now a brave, bewildered musician. I’m going deeper in.

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  • July 5th: musical notes

    It’s “July, so high, so lush and alone.” The abundance and deep heat –  real summer, sister summer! – in Vermont. I love it. It’s wildly beautiful, green, enfolding, sparkling.

    Album recording at Low Tech Studios with Gus Ziesing picked up again in late April. Crossed the finish line for base track recording, with 15 songs! Nearing the finish line for overdubs. Ted Looby, Patricia Julien, Dan Strauss, Amy Larimer, Nick Leichter have all been adding magical threads to the songs. I feel so lucky. Getting close to the mixing stage.

    Upcoming live events – on July 14th Ted, Gus and I will be playing as Clare Byrne: Song & Dance – including new songs from the album –  at Whammy Bar. Always love that magical spot in Calais… Clare Byrne: Song & Dance at Whammy Bar

    In August Dan Strauss will be in Vermont in August and we’ll be doing some gigs together – on August 11th at 7:30pm at the  The Rose Street Coop Gallery , on August 13 at at The Light Club Lamp Shop, on August 15 at Bar Antidote in Vergennes.

    Hope you can come to one or more events!


  • June 29: album update

    The new album is… in progress! It clocks in at fifteen songs, made by the amazing graces of fellow musicians Ted Looby, Gus Ziesing, Rodrigo Alonzo Dan Strauss, Amy Larimer, Nicholas Leichter, Colin Henkl, Remy DeLaroque, Patricia Julian, and more. Finishing tracks are now being added. Mixing to commence after.

    Look for events that will give some air time to “album-in-progress” this summer…


  • March 18

    For “The Poetry of Death” Dragon’s Egg event – here I am doing my harmonica song & dance, “My Beloved Nothing” at New London’s amazing Hygienic Gallery with some beautiful art behind me


  • March 3, 2018

    I’ve loved connecting with the UVM Recital Hall with this version of Appalachian Spring. The dance happens in the whole space.

    I’ve loved connecting with a strange bedfellow, a hard working ladder, for my new solo piece, Cocoon, in that space.

    I’ve loved connecting and unconnecting and reconnecting, remembering and moving with all the people who have been involved in Appalachian Spring, eight years apart: dancers in 2010 Autumn Barnett, John Bennett, Patrick Ferrari, Ellen Smith, Julie Peoples-Clark, Dave Clark, and Ella Clark. Paul Besaw, Dancers in 2018 Winnie Looby, Chong Ho Kim, Marc Wennberg, Nicholas Leichter, Avi Waring; conductor Mike Hopkins in 2010 and Yutaka Kono in 2010. All the tremendous musicians in the Burlington Chamber Orchestra including Steve Klimowski, playing clarinet with me on Yvonne Desportes’ Birth of a Butterfly.


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