about Cillian's Bridge
Birthed out of a desire to make great music, Cillian’s Bridge brought 5 musically accomplished individuals together to create a hybrid of Irish songs and American classics blended with traditional Irish instruments. They have found the secret to adding a new depth to Irish music and make it appealing to everyone. They play contemporary Celtic rock, lively instrumentals, and add soul to traditional pub songs . With some strong roots across the pond, Cillian’s Bridge incorporates Irish standards like accordion, mandolin, and fiddle. 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 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.
Patrick "Murph" Carey, Southside Chicago: Vocals, Mandolin, Guitar
Brian Staunton, County Roscommon, Ireland: Accordion, Harmonica, Guitar, Vocals
Asher St. Pierre, Orange County: Fiddle
Malcolm Craycroft, Orange County: Drums
Our substitute bass player and friend, Frank Arellano, Laguna Beach