Bridging the gap between traditional Irish music and Celtic rock, Cillian's Bridge strikes a perfect balance! They play some traditional instrumentals, pubs songs, rebel songs, and contemporary music (check out their set list).
Need lively, welcoming Irish music for a reception or small gathering? They’ll try and send a duo or trio (mandolin, accordion, fiddle).
Step up the dancing and sound with the whole band (add bass and drums)!
Want to enjoy some traditional, champion-level Irish step dancing? They have a dancer (and sometimes a few).
They have built a solid and growing following of Orange County fans that find their music arrangements complex and the sets energizing!
I just wanted to thank you all again so much for your incredible performance
at our Global Heart Summer Event. The quality of music and dance made our
event that more special. You brought us all back to Ireland through your
music, it was truly magical!
Please let us know if you come out with an album as I know everyone will
want to purchase one!
Response from Cillian's Bridge:
We enjoyed working with you and love your cause (ConcernAmerica). We're honored to contribute. So glad you enjoyed our Irish dancers. They are always a highlight!
Looking forward to working with you again.
Your band played to a full house, was will received, and definitely a plus for the entertainment of the folks.
Thank you very much for your support of the Fair, you were certainly part and parcel to helping to make this year happen.
The Cillian's Bridge band will be back.
...As far as your participation is concerned, it seems my early concept on how good you guys really are was correct.
Price Range: $400-4,500
Gig Length: 60 - 300 minutes
What to Expect
We arrive about an hour to an hour and a half before all performances and provide our own sound equipment, unless otherwise discussed. Please let us know if you have any special concerns, issues, and/or requests, and we'll help find solutions with you! We are easy to work with and want your event to go perfectly!
Birthed out of a desire to make great music, Cillian’s Bridge brought 5 musically accomplished individuals together to create a mix of traditional Irish songs and instrumentals blended with contemporary, Celtic, and rock. With some strong roots across the pond, Cillian’s Bridge incorporates Irish standards like accordion, mandolin, and fiddle. Though their narrative has just begun, Cillian’s Bridge has built a solid, growing following of Orange County fans that find their music arrangements complex and the sets energizing. Their entertaining live sets (we have a residency at The Harp and Muldoon's) coupled with the bandmates' easygoing personalities make for a show that proves enjoyable for young and old alike. There is no doubt that with a need for good, relatable music, Cillian’s Bridge crosses a lot of stylistic bases that serves their diverse audiences well.
Several Irish instrumentals: Various reels and a few jigs and polkas (perfect for waltzing).
Several Irish traditionals and sing alongs (pub songs): Wild Rover, Foggy Dew, Back Home in Derry, The Ferryman, Mairi's Wedding, Leaving Of Liverpool, Dirty Old Town, McAlpines Fusiliers, Caledonia, Danny Boy, Black is the Color, Etc.
Modern/Rock Irish (Pogues, Flogging Molly): Sally Maclenane, Rainy Night in Soho, Pair of Brown Eyes, Worst Day Since Yesterday, If I Ever Leave This World Alive, Tomorrow Comes a Day Too Soon, Drunken Lullabies, Las Vegas in the Hills of Donegal, Arranmore, Maybe Its Because I'm an Irish Londoner, Mayo Moon, Rise Again, Etc.
Audience favorites with an Irish twist: Wagon Wheel, Galway Girl, Check It Out, Exes & Ohs, Daydream Believer, Sweet Caroline, There She Goes, I Melt With You, Mrs. Robinson, Twisting the Night Away, Losing My Religion, Inbetween Days, One of Us, Closer to Free, Breakfast at Tiffany's, These Are the Days, Come on Eileen, Etc.
Influences & Inspiration
Flogging Molly, Waterboys, BibleCode Sundays, The Pogues, John Mellancamp, Mumford and Sons, and almost all Irish writers of song, tune, love, troubles, life, and death!
Recent review: Braveheart Bagpiper Eric Rigler's performance was rivoting. An assembly of dear neighbors, friends,…
Recent review: David was very easy to communicate with, arrived early and graciously stayed and answered questions…
Los Angeles, CA
Recent review: Whether it’s the Celtic music savvy crowd at a Scottish Highland Games or the families at a…
Long Beach, CA
Jillian is a proud Los Angeles native and freelance artist. As a professional harpist, Jillian is dedicated…