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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Gerry on (086)3389619

Martha on (087)9107201

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Founded Aug 2009

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Clonmel World Music Proudly Presents:

Breaking Trad with Lisa Canny
Thursday 07th May 2015
Raheen House Hotel Clonmel
Clonmel World Music is proud to be one of the venues on the debut tour of the latest Irish Traditional supergroup with the unique name “Breaking Trad”, in Raheen House Hotel on Thursday 07th May 2015. The album will be released a few days earlier, on May 03rd , in box player Donal Murphy’s home town of Abbeyfeale
They describe themselves as "a dynamic Irish band featuring Donal Murphy (accordion) Niall Murphy (Fiddle) Mike Galvin (Guitar) , with Lisa Canny on vocals
Niall Murphy hails from South Armagh and is an all-Ireland senior fiddle Champion.  He is a member of the band Reel It In as well as having playing with the likes of Cara Dillon, Beoga, The Chieftans, The Unwanted Trio and Mike Mc Goldrick to name but a few. 
Mike Galvin is a native Of Killarney. He started playing guitar and piano at the age of five. He plays  in Frankie Gavin’s De Dannan and has toured wordwide with scores of other musicians, and he is an expert at getting lovely bass lines out of his guitar !!.
The Clonmel gig features Lisa Canny on vocals and banjo. Lisa’s time is spent between touring internationally and the West of Ireland, where she continues to teach and perform. She toured Ireland in December with Hermitage Green. She has toured the States and Canada extensively over the last five years with Celtic Crossroads as lead vocalist. She has also toured Ireland, the UK, Germany, France, and Russia with groups or shows including Celtic Spree, Irish Legends, Rhythms of Ireland, Fuaim Chonamara, and Fuinnimh, and has performed live in front of over 50,000 people at the Interceltique Festival in Lorient for two consecutive years.
Dónal Murphy was born in Birmingham, England, and moved with his family to Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick, Ireland, in 1975. He started playing music at age eight, starting first on the tin whistle. But soon realised he was destined to follow in his father’s footsteps, and took up the button accordion.

He has always felt a deep grá for the music and style of the locality in which he lives, and has kept his ‘musical ear’ firmly tuned to the two primary influences on his life of music – his chosen instrument, the accordion, and the musical heritage of ‘Sliabh Luachra’. Dónal is one of the foremost and most dazzling exponents of the great style of music from this region.
In August 1990, together with Cathal Hayden (fiddle), Brian McGrath (banjo), Gino Lupari (Bodhrán) & Mick Daly (guitar/vocals), they formed the now renowned ‘Four Men & a Dog’. The “Dogs” still play a number of big festivals each year.
Donal remained very much involved in music locally, and soon teamed up with Matt Cranitch (fiddle) and Tommy O’ Sullivan (guitarist/vocalist). The trio gelled, and a new entity was born. They recorded ‘Sliabh Notes’ in 1995, and soon the album title became the band name. A defining feature of this band is their powerful playing of polkas and slides, a thing deeply rooted in musicians from southwest of Ireland. Sliabh Notes have played most of the biggest Irish festivals in the world.
One of the highlights of Dónal’s musical career came in the summer of 1998 when Michael Flatley invited him to play in the Premiere of “Feet of Flames” in Hyde Park, London.
This is sure to be a fantastic night of Traditional Music played by experts at the highest level, and will be a treat for all music enthusiasts.
Doors for the gig will open at 8pm. There will be no support act, and the band will start at 9pm prompt.. Tickets are available in  Premier Music Centre Clonmel on 052 6129811, from Gerry Lawless on 086 3389619, and from Martha  Beardmore on 087 9107201


Thu 28th May JP Harris and The Tough Choices (Nashville USA)

Wed 29th July The Paperboys (Canada)

Sunday 20th Sept Betty and The Boy (USA)



Clonmel World Music Gig History

Special Consensus (USA) - Fri 09th January 

Woody Pines (USA) - Thu 19th March 

Rob Heron & the Tea Pad Orchestra (UK) - Thu 16th April 

Elephant Revival (USA) - Tue 28th January 
The Revelers (USA) - Thu 27th March 

The Karan Casey Band - Thursday 04th Sept

Red Molly (USA) - Friday 10th Oct 
De Temps Antan (Quebec, Canada) - Thursday 30th Oct 
Chatham County Line (North Carolina USA)-Thursday 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 - 24th Oct


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


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


Prison Love - May
Po Girl - July
Southern Tenant Folk Union - Aug
Pokey Lafarge & The South City Three - Sept