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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Clonmel World Music Proudly Presents: 

Wed 17th August

“The New York Sessions”

Spirit Family Reunion(New York) 

supported by: 
Twain (New York) 

For a special New York Double bill on Wed 17th August, Clonmel World Music is delighted to welcome back Spirit Family Reunion (SFR) from New York USA. SFR played Clonmel back in September 2012, and such was the reaction Clonmel World Music had to get them back again. Support on the night is provided by Twain, also from New York

Spirit Family Reunion is a touring band based out of New York that delivers raw, high-energy honest music. The band consists of Nick Panken (guitar/vocals), Mat Davidson (fiddle vocals), Or Zubalsky (drums), Ken Woodward (bass/vocals), Maggie Carson (banjo/vocals), and Stephen Weinheimer (washboard/ vocals). 

They all sing harmonies, and SFR have shared stages with the late Levon Helm and the Del McCoury Band.This band have made numerous Newport Folk Festival appearances and have opened for Alabama Shakes, Trampled By Turtles and David Wax Museum.

Spirit Family Reunion play homegrown American music to stomp, clap, shake, and holler with. Ever since they started singing together on the street corners, farmer's markets and subway stations of New York City, their songs have rung-out in a pure and timeless way.  
They have self-produced and self-released two full-length albums ("no separation" 2012 &  "hands together" 2015) as well as multiple songbooks and other collections of recordings.

Spirit Family Reunion isn’t from Appalachia or the plains; the band is from Brooklyn. Its music, though clearly Americana-based, casts a wide enough net to elude classification.”We don’t really have a definition for it,” says guitarist Nick Panken. “A lot of people call us a bluegrass band, which is false. Some people call us an old-time band, which is also false. But we definitely are very inspired and take a lot from those traditional bands.””I think a lot of what we try to do is provide the spirit of gospel music without being a particular faith or excluding any faith,” adds fiddle player Matt Davidson. “Open-door gospel, I guess.”
Kieran Gilmore of Open House Festival Belfast :
“They are the best American folk band I have heard since Old Crow Medicine Show, with a freshness and vibrancy about them that I’ve not heard in years.”
Paste Magazine –Best Of Whats Next 2011:
“Spirit Family Reunion are all dusty acoustic guitars, wailing fiddles and weeping accordions, with a woozy-yet-skintight rhythm section—and topped off with burr-edged vocals that sound like they’ve been soaked in a Mason jar for generations”
Twain is Mat Davidson, a former member of The Low Anthem, a member of Annie &The Beekeepers and Spirit Family Reunion. On his own he creates beautiful and sincere tunes that blend folk, Americana and country. Twain has released an album, Life Labors in the Choir, which came out in 2014.

Doors for the gig will open at 7.30pm. 
Twain will open the show at 8.00, with Spirit Family reunion onstage at 8.45

 Tickets for this gig 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.