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.


Raving Jaynes November 29

oh these two! Very honored to be playing music & performing in NYC with Amy Larimer and Jamie Graham – otherwise known as the Raving Jaynes – amazing improv comedy+dance+song+deep statements on life-duo!

I’ll be playing original tunes and some 90’s covers for this Wild 90’s Coffeehouse…

Thursday November 29th at the Peoples’ Improvisation Theater

123 East 24th Street NY NY


Last set of sunset sessions for the new album – here are Ted Looby and Gus Ziesing, the main players from to finish!


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.


No upcoming events.