Clonmel World Music

Good Quality World Music, Folk, Alt-Country, Bluegrass, Americana & Irish Music in a listening environment

Venue: Raheen House Hotel Clonmel Co. Tipperary

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Founded Aug 2009

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Furnace Mountain (USA) - Wed 19th October

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Though often overshadowed by Southwest Virginia and its famed Crooked Road, the Shenandoah Valley and Virginia’s northwestern counties have always been fertile ground for traditional music, and they continue to be home to many of its finest practitioners. The region is situated between the Appalachian hills of West Virginia and the culturally diverse and ever-changing Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, and is known for producing musicians who transcend generic categories, deftly taking traditional music styles in new directions.
Furnace Mountain, named for a mountain near where all the members grew up, consists of some of the most innovative and gifted musicians in Virginia. With Aimee Curl on bass and vocals, Danny Knicely on mandolin and fiddle, Dave Van Deventer on fiddle, and Morgan Morrison on guitar, bouzouki, and vocals, the band creates music that is at times lively and raucous, with spirited fiddle melodies weaving in and around the powerful rhythms of the bass and bouzouki, and other times poignant and poetic, with sublime vocal harmonies beautifully interpreting some of the oldest songs ever written.
  Furnace Mountain has performed throughout the world, from the Yangtze River in China to the banks of the Shenandoah River, where they are the host band of Watermelon Park Festival, held on the site of one of the very first bluegrass festivals, in 1965. Furnace Mountain plays music from the American Appalachian traditions, as well as original compositions, and songs penned by their favorite song writing friends.


—Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

 "Furnace Mountain are a truly exceptional group and deserve to be in the upper tier of American roots groups"

—Rachel Devine, Rock and Reel (R2) Magazine 

 "First Class!"

—fRoots magazine

Tennessee Mafia Jug Band (USA)
Thursday 10th November

Band Bio 
Li’l Mikey Armistead:   Although small in stature, he’s got more show bidness brains in his whole body than most folks have in their little finger.   Mike helps run a goat farm, plays a Martin guitar or two, just not at the same time, and sings lead and HIGH tenor (and getting higher all the time). Mike is striving to fill the size 22 shoes of his late dad, Lonesome Lester Armistead, who helped create the Jug Band and its signature look and sound.

Ernie “Sir Cecil” Sykes:   Ern is from Long Gisland NY but has kicked around Nashville for decades with his big bass fiddle and bag of good ol’ country songs.  He’s known for both “weepers”, and jolly numbers from Roger Miller.   Ern likes to tell folks that he has been a true bluegrass pro; with Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys, with Don Reno, and with the Bluegrass Cardinals. 
Handsome Dan Kelly: What can you say about this fiddling hunk from Pennsylvania, that doesn’t just increase his appeal to the ladies?   Well, he’s a great fiddle teacher.   He LOVES to jam with pickers at Jug Band personal appearances at bluegrass festivals. He’s won all kinds of fiddle contests in the US and Canada. He was a member of Roy Acuff’s Smokey Mountain Boys, taking the place of his mentor and hero, Howdy Forrester.  

Mike Webb:   Mike plays the Dobro ™ steel guitar and the old clawhammer banjo.    He learned his comedy and Dobro ™ craft at the knees of his hero and mentor, Bashful Brother Oswald of Roy Acuff’s Smokey Mountain Boys. Mike played Dobro ™ for Wilma Lee Cooper on the Grand Ol’ Opry.

Leroy Troy:   The Sultan of Goodlettsville, the Most Popular Man in Country Music, the ol’ Tennessee Slicker hisownself, plays banjo, ukulele. Leroy has been a professional hillbilly musician. He learned his trade working with the Bailes Brothers (long ago members of the Grand Ol’ Opry).  Troy has logged the most tv time in the band; from Hee Haw, to Outsiders Inn (who could forget that?), to the Marty Stuart Show on RFD where he’s a featured guest nearly every week.

Clonmel World Music 2010-2016
The Story so far...

Mulligan Brothers (USA) -  28th January
Old Hannah (IRE) -  28th January
Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra (UK) -  07th April
Russell De Carle Trio (Can) -  07th May
California Feetwarmers (USA)/ Leila Jane & The Healers -  23rd June
Spirit Family Reunion/Twain (USA) -  17th August
Alan Kelly Gang & Eddi Reader (IRE/Sco) - 8th Sept - 50th gig special
Furnace Mountain (USA)19th October
Tennessee Mafia Jug Band (USA) - 10th November

Special Consensus (USA) -  09th January
Woody Pines (USA) -  19th March
Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra (UK) -  16th April
Breaking Trad (IRE) -  07th May
JP Harris & The Tough Choices (USA) -  28th May
The Railsplitters (USA) -  18th June
The Paperboys (CAN) -  29th July
Betty &The Boy (USA) -  21st Sept
Four Winds (IRE) – 20th November

Elephant Revival (USA) - 28th January
The Stray Birds (USA) - 13th February
The Revelers (USA) - 27th March
Birds Of Chicago (USA) - 8th May
The Paperboys (Canada) - 04th June
The Karan Casey Band (IRE) - 04th Sept
Red Molly (USA) - 10th Oct
De Temps Antan (Quebec, Canada) - 30th Oct
Chatham County Line (USA)- 20th Nov

Petunia and The Vipers (Canada) - 05th February
Eilen Jewell Band (USA) - 01st April
Birds Of Chicago (USA) - 25th April
The Paperboys (Canada) - 03rd June
Pokey Lafarge Band (USA) - 04th Sept
The Wiyos (USA) 26th Sept
ABC Of Canadian Music (CAN) - 24th Oct

Zoe Muth &  The Lost High Rollers (USA) -03rd Feb
ASHELIN (Newfoundland) - 12th March
Woody Pines (New Orleans) - 26th April
I Draw Slow (IRE) 13th June
Pokey Lafarge Band (USA) Private gig
Mairtin O'Connor Band (IRE) 01st August
Spirit Family Reunion (USA) 06th Sept

The Fox Hunt (USA) &  The Henry Girls (IRE) -27th Jan
The Wiyos (New York) - 14th April
The Wilders (Kansas, Missouri) – 23rd May
Tennessee Mafia Jug Band (USA) - 20th July
Po Girl (USA/Canada) - 06th & 07th Sept
Eilen Jewell Band (USA) - 02nd Nov

Prison Love (IRE) - May
Po Girl (USA/Canada) - July
Southern Tenant Folk Union (UK) - Aug

Pokey Lafarge & The South City Three (USA) - Sept

02nd June 2010

Po Girl (Canada)
Special guest: J.T. Nero (Chicago U.S.A.)

Wednesday 02nd June 2010.

30th August & 13th September 2010

Southern Tenant Folk Union (U.K.)

Monday 30th August 2010.

Pokey Lafarge and The South City Three (U.S.A.)

Monday 13th September 2010.