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.

  • January 19: Appalachian Spring at the Dragon’s Egg

    Eight years ago, I created new choreography for Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring. I am doing it again, along with a group of Vermont and NYC dancers – Paul Besaw, Chong Ho Kim, Nicholas Leichter, Winnie Looby, Avi Waring, Marc Wennberg. We gather at the Dragon’s Egg in Ledyard CT for a residency this weekend.

    A free showing, this Sunday January 21st, 2018, at 1:30PM

    We premiere it March 3-4 with Yutaka Kono conducting the Burlington Chamber Orchestra at the UVM Recital Hall in Burlington, VT.


  • January 1: NYC wrecking crew recording session

    The work on Celestials, the double album, continues. Recently, Rodrigo Alonzo, Nicholas Leichter, and Amy Larimer came to Burlington and we had two magical days working at Low Tech Studios with Gus Ziesing. We recorded Rodrigo’s beautiful song “Cincinnati Lover” – complete with finger snaps.


  • November 14, 2017

    Seven tracks in, we are on our way with the new double album. When it’s all said and done there will be many talented folks guesting as part of this album –  but so far, lovely to focus in with wonderful talents of Gus Ziesing and Ted Looby, and settle in at Low Tech Studios in Burlington. It’s an amazing place. Very comfortably low-key. Three rooms nestled into the northwest corner of the old Burlington train station, huge windows that pour out over Lake Champlain. There have been stunning sunset afternoons solo sitting at the piano, getting down the piano songs, and lovely sessions with Ted on electric guitar and me on vocals and acoustic, looking through the glass door between the two recording rooms – while Gus, capturing it all from the loosely organized control room, reigns over it all with a decidedly relaxed vibe. It’s pretty much heaven.


  • September 23, 2017

    I head into the studio next weekend to begin….drum roll…a double album.

    I might be kidding, but I don’t think so.

    So happy to be working with recording engineer Gus Ziesing again, at Low Tech Studios on the Burlington waterfront. And also Ted Looby, who has brought magical sounds on electric guitar to my songs for the last couple years.

    There will be more personnel involved as we work through on some celestial song celebrations. Will keep you tuned.


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