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

For Gig and Ticket Info phone

Gerry on (086)3389619

Martha on (087)9107201

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Founded Aug 2009

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Latest News

Clonmel World Music Proudly Presents :

De Temps Antan (Quebec, Canada)

 Raheen House Hotel Clonmel

Thursday 30th October  2014  



Hot on the heels of its highly successful Red Molly gig earlier this month, Clonmel World Music returns for the third gig in its 2014 Autumn Series, with a great French Canadian band called De Temps Antan.

Hailing From Quebec, De Temps Antan are on a short UK/Ireland tour and Clonmel is one of only 3 Irish gigs. The band will appear on the John Murray morning show on RTE Radio 1 on Tuesday 28th October from 9-10 am.

De Temps Antan was formed in 2003, when its members were all part of  the legendary band La Bottine Souriante. Éric Beaudry, André Brunet and Pierre-Luc Dupuis have been exploring and performing time-honoured melodies from the stomping grounds of Quebec’s musical past. Using fiddle, accordion, harmonica, guitar, bouzouki and amazing foot stomping boards, these three virtuosos have been thrilling audiences with a dynamic delivery of classic tunes and songs, as well as original compositions, thanks to the infectious nature of the music, their boundless energy and unmistakable Quebecois joie de vivre.

Powered by Brunet’s ace fiddling, Beaudry’s powerhouse rhythm guitar and clogging feet, and Dupuis’ punchy accordion, this is hard-driving acoustic music, truly great  “World Music”.

This trio also transform traditions with fresh, technically astute musicianship. The roots of their music extend into the difficult past endured by Francophone communities in North America and show the musical ingenuity of generations of Quebecois. The fancy footwork the trio does on stage—all three bring their footboards to tap on tour(which are amplified)—stems from the days long ago when local dance parties, powered by a lone fiddler, needed a good strong beat to keep the couples going. The solution: sit the fiddler on the table and let him tap his feet. “To amplify the foot tapping, the fiddler would get up on the table and tap in middle of kitchen,” Dupuis notes. “That would make it much louder and get everyone in the whole house dancing.” The footboards in full flight make it sound like a six piece band up on stage, and is a sight to behold.

They also perform many mouth music numbers which also have a long (and tragic) history: “It’s a way to remember a tune, or dance without an instrument,” explains Dupuis. Among their long list of the bands credentials are a Canadian Grand Master Fiddler award and a performance at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver.



“Explosive” – fRoots magazine


“Real classy – a delight!(*****)” – R2 (Rock ‘n’ Reel magazine)


Doors for the gig will open at 8pm. There will be no support act, and the band will start at 9pm prompt.. Tickets are €15 each and are available in  Premier Music Centre Clonmel on 052 6129811, from Gerry Lawless on 086 3389619, and from Martha  Beardmore on 087 9107201

Chatham County Line (North Carolina USA)
Special Guests Mandolin Orange 

 Raheen House Hotel Clonmel

Thursday 20th Nov  2014  

The Raleigh, North Carolina Bluegrass Legends  make their first visit to Clonmel,  which is one of only 2 Irish gigs on a European Tour promoting  their new Album. Dynamic and captivating, Chatham County Line are equally capable of classically hard-driving bluegrass and sparse, haunting ballads. The key to their sound lays in the close collaboration of the band's four members – Dave Wilson (guitar), John Teer (mandolin, fiddle), Chandler Hold (banjo), and Greg Readling (stand up bass) who have been together for 10 years and have released 7 Albums.

Chatham County Line have an ongoing commitment to classic stringband instrumentation, While their acoustic lineup informs their performances, it places no limitations on the band’s formidable songwriting talent.

This is a band we have been after for 5 years, we can’t recommend them highly enough.

Special Guests on the tour will be Mandolin Orange, a great duo who combine Folk, Bluegrass and Pop, playing electric and acoustic guitars, mandolin and fiddle.

Clonmel World Music Gigs 2014
Elephant Revival (USA) - Tue 28th January
The Paperboys (Canada) - Wed 04th June

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


Clonmel World Music Gig History


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

Ticket Details

All enquiries about tickets and gigs to:

Premier Music Centre,
O'Connell St, Clonmel

Ph. (052)6129811

Gerry Lawless
Ph. (086)3389619Martha Beardmore(087)9107201


Clonmel World Music Cast and Crew:Martha Beardmore  Gerry Lawless
FOH Crew: Chrissie Moylan, Fiona Ryan

Technical Crew: Pat Doheny,Tom Moylan,  Paschal Kavanagh

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.