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.

  • April 24th

    Today Celestials is released online. It’s right here!

    It is also the birthday of my beloved aunt, Laura Louise Tietjen Wysong, born in 1951, who left us oh! too soon – this past August 13th. Aunt, sister, wife, writer, gift-giver, gardener, spirit-seeker, meditator, bold performer. Her strength and determination. Her earthy humor, her wit. Her rapier-sharp inquisitive mind. Her unfathomable empathy, generosity, compassion, beyond all. She is so missed! But her radiant presence is felt, everywhere. She is here.

    A picture of gardener Laura, from sister Monica’s All Saints ancestor feast table. I hold Laura’s reflection in my mind.


  • Celestials comes to Rose Street

    In about a week… Celestials debuts live! I’ll be driving up to Vermont with Nicholas Leichter from NYC. We’ll play on Saturday night April 27 at the Rose Street Artists’ Cooperative and Gallery, 78 Rose Street, Burlington. I’m really happy to do the first digital release party for Celestials there – it’s a great art and friend spot! I had my goodbye to VT party back in August. It’s a special spot. Patricia Julien, Jom Hammack, Danielle Hill, and at least some of Dance Tramp (Paul Besaw, Chong Ho Kim, and Selene Colburn) will be stepping in to play songs from the album. And of course, these two amazing guys who have created this album with me – Gus Ziesing of Low Tech Studios on drums, and Ted Looby, the multi-guitarist extraordinaire…


  • Celestials is…

    …here: https://celestials.me

    …and here: at not one, not two, but three album release events.

    Here’s the first:

    Saturday April 27 7:00pm: Rose Street Artists’ Coop and Gallery, 78 Rose Street, Burlington, Vermont.


  • Celestials update

    …the double album is coming out this spring. Mixing and mastering finished with Gus Ziesing at Low Tech Studios. It will be vinyl! Pressing to commence at Burlington Record Plant. Alec Julien is designing the cover with photos by Hiroyuki Ito. Release events in three states! – in April, May, and June.


  • music with Dan

    I’ll be playing some songs with lovely friend and New York singer-songwriter Dan Strauss up in the Berkshires Friday February 22nd – so happy for some song-time and some cozy- winter-lodge-time in the woods! Always wonderful to share the stage with Dan.


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