Formed initially as a ‘one-off’ musical event to celebrate stories of women through song, Emma Smit-Geraghty, Beth Terry and Sarah Glinzs decided to stick together and continue making music as Brigid.
Now, as the Truro-based trio gets set to perform their album release show at The Carleton in Halifax on October 6 for their debut recording, Someone Like Her, we find out more.
This interview has been edited.
How do you describe your album Someone Like Her?
Someone Like Her is a blend of stories and experiences told from a woman’s perspective. As mothers, partners, daughters, sisters and women, we felt it was important to tell our truths about the many ups & downs of what it can mean to be a woman.
Why did you choose Someone Like Her as the album title?
The album is named for our title track, Someone Like Her. This was the first original song we ever performed together, and we have an annual Someone Like Her concert where we invite other female-identifying guest artists to join us to share their songs and stories. The premise of Someone Like Her is about celebrating the women around you for their strength, courage, and perseverance.
What was the inspiration for the album? Is there a theme?
As you can probably tell, our theme is women and the stories that matter to them. Songs touch on motherhood, loss, relationship struggles, love, independence, and family. We explore different parts of our vocal ranges and different styles of music based on what will tell the most honest version of our stories.
What is your favourite song to perform off the album and why?
Hard question! We all have a few different favourites and songs that speak to us for various reasons, but I think we can safely say that Waiting is the most fun to perform. Our horn section is … well, listen to it to hear why.
What’s next for Bridgid?
Once our album release tour is done, we have four confirmed dates for our annual Christmas tour, with more to be announced shortly for HRM and New Brunswick. The spring will also bring us to northern Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, and we are currently accepting bookings for summer festivals for 2023. Visit brigidtrio.com for more information.