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

Latest News

Latest News

Clonmel World Music Proudly Presents :

The Paperboys (Canada)

 Raheen House Hotel Clonmel

Wednesday 04th June  2014  

Mexican-Irish Americana comes back to Clonmel !

The Paperboys were formed by Mexican born, Tom Landa in the mid 1990’s in Vancouver. Tom had a vision of forming a band that fused Folk, Celtic and Bluegrass music with Pop and Rock. He was armed with a dozen of self penned tunes and a lot of drive and ambition. After finding a group of musicians who shared common musical interests, they recorded their 1st CD and set to tour across Canada in a used van they bought for 500 bucks. What has happened since is 7 albums, countless tours of North America and Europe, TV and Movie appearances, Movie Scores, Industry Accolades, Rave Reviews by Press & Media, and several Music awards including Canada's version of The Grammy's, The JUNO Award.

The Paperboys music defies classification. It is Mexican Son Jarocho mixed in with Irish Jigs and Reels and a good dose of Country and Bluegrass. It has healthy servings of Ska and African Highlife. It also has strains of Soul, Pop and Funk. It is mostly Acoustic although they also like Electric guitars. It is definitely FOLK music, and it has a deep respect and appreciation for tradition (Bluegrass, Old Time, Celtic) but it's by no means Traditional. It is World Roots Music. It's POP music. It is GOOD music. It has a tendency to connect people and means a lot to many folks the world over, It is one of the best multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, multi-generational, multi-lingual, multi-instrumental, genre bending band you will hear today!!

The sound of the band has evolved a lot since the early days, and these days it includes a horn section and digs deep into Tom's Mexican heritage by adding Son Jarocho and Afro-Mexican grooves to the mix. The band's true uniqueness is and has always been the live shows. It is here where the only opinion that matters is that of the fans that have been supporting since it's inception. For the past 16 years, The Paperboys have been selling out venues throughout the globe, without the aid of major labels or commercial radio play. It is word of mouth and independent print and radio that have fuelled the success of this band. This has made it possible for Tom and co to take musical chances and expand their musical horizons. Although there are many common threads and themes on their albums, not one of their 8 CD's sound the same. It is a sign of a band with a musical curiosity who won’t rest on past success or a formula.


"Astonishing eclectic folk-rock from acclaimed Canadian quintet." – Mojo Magazine

"A mix of Eagles laced alt-country, Tower of Power horns and gospel choirs, reminiscent of early Elton John and Van Morrison."  -- Americana UK Magazine

'One of the most exciting bands to come out of the folk-roots corner'- fRoots Magazine'


The Paperboys are a stunning live band and Clonmel World Music are very exited about hosting them again here in Tipperary. “They were so good in 2013 that we HAD to have them back again, exactly a year later, such was the audience reaction last year and that was on a Monday night”, says Gerry Lawless of Clonmel World Music
Doors for the gig will open at 8pm. There will be no support act, and the band will start at 9pm prompt.This ensures the gig will finish before 11pm. Tickets are €20 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


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.