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

Tickets on Sale in Premier Music Store Clonmel phone 052 61 29811

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Clonmel World Music Proudly Presents: 

 50th Gig Special


Alan Kelly Gang with Eddi Reader

Sponsorhip for this show has been kindly provided by:

Clonmel Credit Union

Premier Music Store Clonmel

Alan Kelly (piano accordion) Steph Geremia (vocals / flute / sop. sax) Ian Carr (guitar) Kevin McGuire (double bass)
with: Eddi Reader (vocals) & John Douglas (ukulele / guitar / harmony vocals)

★★★★★ The Irish Times   ★★★★ “Exceptional” R2     ★★★★ Folk Radio UK
★★★★ “This is a party looking for a crowd” Irish Times

“one of the best Irish bands playing today” New York Irish Arts

 “Eddi Reader is one of my favorite singers of all time, she has one of the most amazing voices, on a whole other level. No one sounds like her; she has the power and strength of a singer from another age. I like to imagine that, before music was recorded, this is what the great singers sounded like. You don’t have to know anything about music, but something hits you as soon as you hear her sing.” Jools Holland

“one of Scotland’s greatest national treasures” The Scotsman

The Alan Kelly Gang, one of Ireland’s leading contemporary trad acts, team up with Scotland’s internationally acclaimed and mesmerizing songstress, Eddi Reader, of Fairground Attraction fame and Trashcan Sinatra’s guitarist and songwriter, John Douglas. The result is sheer musical synergy in its most natural form. Brimming with powerful instrumentals, alluring songs and buoyant harmonies this is a wonderful union of Scottish and Irish traditional and folk music from true masters. Originally put together as a once off collaboration, the idea has since developed into a global headlining act; their performances have been praised for leaving audiences spellbound. Brimming with powerful instrumentals, alluring songs and buoyant harmonies this is a wonderful union of Scottish and Irish traditional and folk music from true masters. Scotland’s The Living Tradition magazine has described it as ‘an astonishing concert’.

Alan Kelly has long been declared Ireland’s innovative piano accordion maestro and not only described by New York’s Irish Voice as ‘in league with the best piano accordionists in the world’ but also credited with ‘making the piano accordion hip in Ireland again’ (fRoots). He is joined by, acclaimed New York singer and flautist, Steph Geremia, the masterful and innovative guitarist, Ian Carr, with Kevin McGuire on upright bass. The gang delivers a unique and diverse perspective to the Celtic repertoire. The sheer energy and variation in repertoire that they infuse into their live performance has set them apart from the mold and placed them at the cutting edge of the traditional and world music scene.

Eddi Reader has effortlessly developed into one of popular music’s most thrilling and affecting performers, with an MBE, a number 1 single and 7 acclaimed solo albums behind her, what sets Eddi apart is the depth and quality of the emotional performance; her ability not only to move the listener, but to connect her experience to that of her audience. From the traditional to the contemporary, Eddi extinguishes the preordained boundaries of genre, bringing joyous life to all forms of song. Her rare blend of meltingly true vocals and towering romanticism combine with an astute and pragmatic nature to make her a unique and powerful figure in contemporary British music. Eddi is joined by husband, John Douglas, a highly gifted songwriter and guitarist and member of the Scottish band, The Trashcan Sinatras. He has penned such powerful and timeless classics including, Wild Mountainside, which is included on Eddi’s classic 2003 album, The Songs of Roberts Burns.

Top Folk & World Music Festivals Performances include:
WOMADelaide (Australia), Edmonton Folk Festival (Canada), National Folk Festival (Australia), Winnipeg Folk Festival (Canada), Port Fairy Folk Festival (Australia), Celtic Connections (Scotland), Blue Mountains Music Festival (Australia), Celtic Colours (Canada), Festival de Cornouaille (France), Festival des Traversées (France), Guinness Irish Festival (Switzerland), Festival of World Cultures (Ireland), Galway Arts Festival (Ireland), Ballyshannon Folk Festival (Ireland) and Cork Folk Festival

The show is now fully Sold Out.

There is a waiting list in place in Premier Music Clonmel, in the event of ticket returns before the gig. If there are returns we will contact people on the waiting list, starting at the top of the list.

Please call into Premier Music, or phone 086 338 9619,  for inclusion on the waiting list.

Doors for the gig will open at 8pm. 

Show starts promptly at 9pm

Upcoming 2016 Shows:

Furnace Mountain (USA) - 19th October

Tennessee Mafia Jug Band (USA) - 10th November

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.