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

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Founded Aug 2009

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Clonmel World Music Proudly Presents: Four Winds

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For its last gig of 2015, Clonmel World Music is proud to present a unique Irish Traditional group called Four Winds, on Friday 20th November.
Deeply rooted in the tradition, Four Winds produce an exciting landscape of tunes and lyrics that present Irish traditional music in a modern and creative context. They list their influences as Begley and Cooney, The Bothy Band, Planxty, Brady and Irvine, Moving Hearts, Pink Floyd and Elvis Presley !.
This energetic quartet delivers a truly unique musical experience, and its members are:
Daoiri Farrell (Vocals & bouzouki):Daoiri’s versatile repertoire consists of Irish traditional songs, humorous ballads, songs of exile, popular contemporary songs and much more, with a particular ‘grá’ for uncovering much less well known songs.
Caroline Keane (Concertina & whistles):From a young age, Caroline was exposed to the richness of West Limerick and SliabhLuachra traditional music, an influence which has become the cornerstone of her uniquely vibrant, passionate and emotive style of concertina playing.
Robbie Walsh (Bodhrán, percussions & backing vocals):Robbie is a bodhrán player hailing from Dublin. He won the all Ireland bodhrán title in 2008 were he then went on to become a Full time musician. The art of the drum was passed on by his uncle. His powerful modern style is one of the foundations of the sound of the band.
Tom Delany (Uilleann pipes & whistles):With an Irish father and French mother, Tom gained his musicality through osmosis, born and raised in a rich environment of Irish music. Inspired by the traveling style of piping, his rhythmic playing is powerful and daring.
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The band was awarded the prestigious Danny Kyle Award in January 2015, presented by the Celtic Connections festival board in recognition of outstanding emerging talent in Celtic music. Four Winds has also been chosen as one of three finalists in the Rising Stars Competition, held by The Gathering in Killarney, Ireland.
The band has performed as Four Winds since 2013 however Daoiri, Tom, Caroline and Robbie have toured extensively throughout Europe, Canada and America in both solo and group contexts for many years, having shared stages with such renowned musicians as Paddy Keenan, The Chieftains, Tommy O’Sullivan, De Temps Antan, FullSet, Muireann NicAmhlaoibh, Karen Tweed and many more. All four members have received awards at national level, Daoiri and Robbie having claimed the coveted All Ireland titles at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann. Daoiri’s debut solo album ‘The First Turn’ received critical acclaim in 2010, while Tom and Caroline’s debut ‘Framework’ was featured in Tradconnect’s top selling list. The members also feature frequently on many mainstream Irish television channels, including RTÉ, TV3 and the Gaelic language television channel TG4.
Four Winds have just released their debut album, “FourWinds” and have just spent a long spring/ summer of performances around Ireland, Canada and Europe, including Brittany, France, and The U.K.
“What an exciting sound they make – I just love that clean, crisp blend of textures, recalling classic Planxty or Bothy Band. The sheer vitality of the playing on the instrumental selections too is quite miraculous, and the energy and conviction they exude is outstanding. Definitely a band to watch” – David Kidman, The Living Tradition.

“FourWinds deliver their tunes & songs with sublime musicianship & conviction,you can only love this band’s music.–  Paddy Keenan

There will be a very special guest appearance at this gig by 10 year old Cian Smith, from Ballymacarbery Co Waterford. Cian plays Uileann pipes and he is making quite a name for himself in traditional music circles. He has appeared on the Late Late show recently and he will play a few tunes before Four Winds take to the stage.

Clonmel World music would like to take the opportunity to thank the people of Clonmel and its surrounding areas for another year of great audiences for all its gigs during 2015. Each gig has been supported extremely well by the community, and because of this continued support Clonmel World Music will be back for its seventh year of music in 2016, and they already have booked a full and varied programme of great bands right up until June 2016.
Clonmel World Music also gets great support from Premier Music Clonmel and Raheen House Hotel Clonmel for all its gigs.
Doors for the final gig of 2015 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

Clonmel World Music Gig History

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

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.