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:

Betty & The Boy
Sunday 20th September 2015
Raheen House Hotel Clonmel

For its first ever Sunday evening gig, Clonmel World Music is proud to present a unique 5 piece band from Eugene Oregon USA, on Sunday 20th September.
Commentators who like to keep things neatly slotted into place have struggled with Betty and The Boy, precisely because they defy simple categorisation. Though the quintet’s string-laden melodies occasionally anchor them in the territories of folk, bluegrass, or minimalist rock, they’re more at home in the cracks in-between. Certainly there is a folksy rootsiness to this band but an argument could be made for the instrumentation having a ‘chamber music’ feel on some songs and on others there is a distinct mix of country/old timey/bluegrass styles. When everything is taken into consideration, from the vocals to the instrumentation, it has to be accepted that this band is incredibly talented, highly original and pretty much unique.A gig not to be missed !
It’s from the quirky, deeper, sometimes darker places that Betty Jaeger’s voice reaches up, takes you by the hand, and sweeps you along on an entrancing musical journey. Hailing from Kalispell, Montana, her lyrics play with imagery from nature and are almost fairy tale in style with ever so delicate presentation.
The band has built a dedicated fan base as well as winning much admiration amongst prominent peers, including one of the leading figures in modern-day bluegrass – Woody Platt. The lead singer with top band The Steep Canyon Rangers has this to say:
“Her voice and the texture of her voice, along with the instrumentation, which is almost semi-classical in places, is so striking. Difficult to describe, this is a unique ensemble playing good music – it’s pretty spectacular!”

The journey all started in Montana when Betty met Josh Harvey (from Portland, Oregon) a few years back and they started to collaborate.

Josh is a multi-instrumentalist, has a writing style that is entirely at home alongside his musical partner and was the reason for the band’s name which emerged when they began to play together as a duo.

Now based out of Eugene, Oregon, the band that grew around them like an all-embracing vine, features violinist Michelle Whitlock who likes to play her instrument in a lower register to add an intriguing layer or color; classically-trained cellist Nanci McDonald who also plays ukulele and guitar, and Jon Conlon on bass, a deft hand in the studio from working on the garage rock and punk scene. He gets the credit for capturing tracks that have won them most attention from their stunning 7-track EP, Good Luck, such as Moth To A Light, Good Luck, and Babel.

For this Sunday night gig,  doors for the gig will open at 7pm. There will be no support act, and the band will start at 8pm 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


Sunday 20th Sept Betty and The Boy (USA)
Friday 20th Nov Four Winds (IRE)

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

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.