In November of 2002, Bríd
had the opportunity to collaborate with Gerry O'Beirne,
and work on her new CD "Comings And Goings" began.
Over the course of the next few months, she & Gerry
recorded the album, and for most of 2003, Bríd refined
the work, adding more instruments, and a couple of her favorite
a cappella pieces.
In addition to Gerry on guitars &
ukulele, Bríd is accompanied by an outstanding collection
of musicians. John Good, Kevin Mauch, Jerica Leathers, Jimmy
Peggie, Billy Parker, Don Charles, Deb Gessner, Ryan Bowman,
and Steve Colby. The result speaks for itself, and the CD
is a testament to Bríd's ability & passion for
the music she performs.
Check out the CD on the "Discography"
Coinciding almost to the day with the release of the new
album, Bríd & Graham became proud parents to
baby Maeve Ellen Byrne. To anyone who didn't know, this
would explain Bríd's absence form the music scene
for the past several months.
"Being a Mom is the most challenging
and rewarding experience of my life. Being pregnant while
recording the CD also made both events inexplicably linked,
and twice as special. Maeve is the best reason in the world
to take a break from public life. However, now she's starting
to sing like her Mommy, so it's time for me to be back behind
Check out Bríd's performance schedule
on the "Live
This song is a little gem I dug up
from my distant past in Waterford. Martyn Travis kindly
allowed me to take it & run with it, to remake the song
as I wished. Then he gave me a 'job well done' to top it
The song tells a story of a family
friend of Martyn's, a professional fisherman who had navigated
all the seas around Ireland, in all makes of vessel. He
met his tragic end after a particularly successful winter
expedition, along with four of his crewmembers. The song
has quickly become one of my most requested, and as has
always been one of my goals as a singer, other musicians
are now asking if they can borrow it! This is how music