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Bronnie Griffin

“If music be the food of love, play on.” – William Shakespeare

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"Bronnie's ornamntation is refined like that of the greatest Irish players, but with a deep strong tone, 

where her American roots always shine through.

"Paul Duchene - Portland Tribune


"Griffin plays with confidence, poise and expression."

Jeff Meade - Irish Philadelphia


"These tunes, they really are pleasing." 

Gerry O'Beirne on Three Colours Ginger album


"A wonderful album. I can see this staying near the stereo for a very long time."

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“Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.” 

Maya Angelou

Short bio

With a classical training tempered by a sojourn in Bluegrass and Old-Time, Bronnie Griffin broadened her already considerable abilities after she went to the well of the tradition, and spent over 10 years in Ireland busking, traveling the country playing ceilis, learning the music at sessions, and listening to the great tune keepers and lore masters.


She returned and played around the U.S. sharing the stage with the likes of Kevin Burke, Gerry O’Beirne, Johnny B. Connolly, Nancy Conescu, Cary Novotny, and John Williams of Solas among many others. She has performed at Festivals across the country including and is a regular fixture at the Yachats Celtic Festival on the Oregon coast. Today she lives in the musically rich and diverse city of Portland, Oregon where Celtic music flourishes, enriched by the vibrant and eclectic world scene, all of which is reflected in Bronnie’s playing.


Her debut album Three Colours Ginger was met with rave reviews with one critic referring to the inclusion of poems read by fiddler Kevin Burke to have been a master stroke to the album's content.  With one stellar album under her belt, and another forthcoming, Bronnie Griffin brings a strong bow, melodic lift, and sheer joy to the world of traditional music.  When Bronnie plays tunes, she plays with all the delicate skill of a Celtic bow, but also with a deep and clear sound, where the roots of her Old-Time undertones always show through.