Birch Creek Band

Birch Creek Band

 North Granby, Connecticut, USA
BandFolkCeltic

Birch Creek Band offers a driving beat of upbeat instrumentals.
Our new “Celtic Enchantment” cd is a gentle blend of 16 hauntingly beautiful instrumental Celtic Aires, Jigs & Reels.
A must have cd with a twist of folk & new age.
To sample all the tunes on this cd visit http://BirchCreekBand.com

Biography

Band Members:
Brian Horton - Guitars & Bouzouki
Sandra Dufour - Appalachian Dulcimer
Aleks Miglowiec - Flute & Piccolo
Kevin Gallagher - Mandolin & Bass
Cece Borjeson - Bodhran & Vocals

The band “Birch Creek” was formed in the summer or 2009 and is based out of the hills of Connecticut. They met at an outdoor Farm Festival concert held at local farm and their music styles have meshed nicely ever since and has produced an eclectic repertoire of instrumental pieces. The delicate blend of the sweet sound of Sandra Dufour on the mountain dulcimer, Brian Horton on the guitar & bouzouki, Kevin Gallagher on mandolin & bass guitar and of coarse the signature sound of Alexs Migloweic, their incredible flutist takes center stage as she packs the most punch in our music along with our most recent wonderful addition of Cece Borjeson on the Bodhran. Performing everything from age old Celtic instrumentals from the Isles to a handful of smoky backwoods tunes and loving what they do.

Influences: Al & Amy Petteway, Kevin Crawford, The Duhks, William Coulter, Tony McManus, Neal Hellman, The Coors, Dervish

Discography

In 2010 Birch Creek released their debut release “Celtic Enchantment” is a gentle blend of 16 hauntingly beautiful instrumental Celtic Aires, Jigs & Reels consisting of Brian Horton on acoustic guitar & keyboards, Sandra Lynn on Appalachian dulcimer, Alex Miglowiec on flute & piccolo Kevin Gallagher on bass & mandolin, Linda Umstead on Celtic harp & Arlene DeMaris on fiddle.

Currently, Birch Creek are in the studio working on their 2nd cd release to include a few Turlough O'Carolan tunes along with some contemporary Irish & Scottish pieces. The band has scheduled many outdoor gigs for the summer of 2010 throughout New England and look forward to adding more & more tunes to their répertoire by researching Celtic pipe and fiddle tunes and the older styles that inspires them and seeking out the roots of where it originated.

Influences: Al & Amy Petteway, Kevin Crawford, The Duhks, William Coulter, Tony McManus, Neal Hellman, The Coors, Dervish