Bittersweet and Briers


Traditional American and Celtic folk music

Bittersweet and Briers is a folk music band featuring traditional British Isles, Celtic, and American music played on hammered dulcimer, mandolin, banjo-mandolin, Irish whistle, guitar, bodhran spoons and vocals.  The group is based in West Lafayette and Noblesville, Indiana, and has played together since 1992. B&B has played in many area festivals including The Feast of the Hunter’s Moon, The Indiana Fiddlers’ Gathering, Johnny Appleseed Festival, 12th Night and Victorian Balls, White River Folk Fest at Conner Prairie, Civil War Days at Hartford City, The Indiana Gourd Show, and the Indiana State Historical Museum’s History Fest.   

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Hasty Puddin'

The band has produced four albums, available on CD and as MP3 downloads.  You can hear selections from each album by going to and searching for Bittersweet and Briers or click on one of  the url’s below to go directly to the information for each title.  

A Conner Prairie Christmas

Hard Times-Songs of the Civil War
Wild Mountain Thyme
Bittersweet and Briers LIVE