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Clonmel World Music
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Clonmel Co Tipperary IRE.

Autumn/Winter Season

All Tickets on Sale Now:

 For all enquiries, contact:
Gerry  Lawless (086) 338 9619

  UPDATE 30-10-2017

Clonmel World Music proudly presents:

The Clonmel Winter Music Festival 2017.

We present 3 top class acts from USA, Canada and 

Ireland, over the month of November, for your pleasure. 

An indoor Festival where you won't have to worry about

 rain, mud, tents, stale beer, sunburn or sleeping bags !!!

 All shows held in Raheen House Hotel Clonmel. 

Tickets for all shows now on sale, in Marians Bookshop

 Clonmel, South Tipp Arts Centre Clonmel, or from Gerry 

Lawlesss on 086-3389619

Thu 09th November

Eilen Jewell Band (USA)

Venue: Raheen House Hotel, Clonmel

Doors 8 pm.
Band Onstage 9 pm

Eilen Jewell is from Boise, Idaho. She is based in Boston and has distinguished herself as one of the rising stars of a new generation of roots musicians. She is a prolific songwriter and has released 6 albums since 2006. Eilen Jewell herself channels the styles of not only country greats like Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn, but also Jazz and Pop icons like Peggy Lee and Billie Holiday. She’s got a smouldering unaffected voice that has echoes of modern artists like Gillian Welsh and Shelby Lynne. Eilen is touring with her longtime band of Jason Beek (Drums,Harmony Vocals), Jerry Miller (Electric, Acoustic & Steel Guitars) and Johnny Sciascia (Upright “Doghouse” Bass)
The Eilen Jewell band are on a European tour to promote her new album of Blues Classics. For this new album, Jewell has dug deep into the history of the blues to find 12 old gems that could be polished into new Americana-influenced versions to give the songs new life. Jewell has always wanted to record a blues album and now Down Hearted Blues realizes that long dream of hers.
Clonmel is the only Irish date on this tour, so don’t miss this show

Wed 15th November

The Paperboys(CAN)

Venue: Raheen House Hotel, Clonmel

Doors 8 pm.
Band Onstage 9 pm

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.
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!!
‘One of the most exciting bands to come out of the folk-roots corner’- fRoots Magazine’

Saturday 25th November

Daoiri Farrell (IRE)

Venue: Raheen House Hotel, Clonmel

Winner of two BBC Folk Awards 2017:
The Horizon Award for best newcomer and Best Traditional Track

‘Daoirí is one of the most important traditional singers to emerge in the last decade’ 
Dónal Lunny

‘I’ve been listening to Daoirí’s emerging sounds since first hearing him at the Góilin Singers Club in Dublin when he was a young lad….always a treat to hear him sing.’
Christy Moore

Effortless, instinctive, natural…the real deal.'
Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2 Folk Show

A former electrician, who decided to change profession after seeing Christy Moore perform on Irish TV, Dublin-born traditional singer and bouzouki player Daoirí (pronounced ‘Derry’) Farrell is being described by some of the biggest names in Irish folk music as one of most important singers to come out of Ireland in recent years, and has delivered the album to prove them right.

After a promising debut album, The First Turn, back in 2009; Daoirí spent several years studying traditional music and performance at The University of Limerick. It was here that Fintan Vallely introduced him to the singing of the late Liam Weldon, an encounter that was to prove formative to his sound and his approach to folk song.

Daoirí had cut his teeth as a singer in Dublin’s famous Góilin Singers Club, where he was spotted early on by Christy Moore, and at other sessions across the city, many of which he still visits.  Following his studies he quickly found work accompanying artists including Christy Moore himself, as well as a list of names that sounds like a who’s who of folk music: Dónal Lunny, Martin Hayes, Dennis Cahill, Alan Doherty, Danú, Dervish, Julie Fowlis, Arty McGlynn, The John Carty Big Band, Kíla, Sean Keane, Gerry O’Connor (Banjo), Gerry O’Connor (Fiddle), Lynched and more.  In 2013 he won the All Ireland Champion Singer award at the Fleadh in Co. Derry, and in 2015 won the prestigious Danny Kyle Award at Celtic Connections in Glasgow with the line-up FourWinds. 

Daoirí finally stepped into the limelight launched his own solo live career at the 2016 Celtic Connections.

His determination not to put out another album until he was sure it was the best he could produce, means the long-awaited release of True Born Irishman in October 2016 was hugely anticipated.  And indeed when a stream of the album was accidentally leaked online for around an hour in July, it was being shared and tweeted about within minutes. The ten track album was recorded in Dublin across the first half of 2016 and was produced by Daoirí with Tony Byrne and Robbie Walsh.  It features contributions from, among others, Michael McGoldrick, and is dedicated to departed Irish traditional singer Liam Weldon.

As the final touches were being made to the album, and as a relative unknown to the UK audience, in May 2016 he was invited to fly to Manchester to do a live session on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe. Two UK tours and UK festival dates followed in 2016 including Moseley Folk Festival, Broadstairs Folk Week and FolkEast

Calls were coming in from across the world and dates were put in place in Australia, Canada, Belgium, Denmark and more for 2017 alongside a co-headline tour with 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominee Damien O’Kane, who contacted Daoirí online after seeing a video of him on Youtube dates in Ireland and a return to the Uk in autumn 2017.

The video which Damien O’Kane spotted was of Daoirí’s live performance of Creggan White Hare from The First Turn which has quietly reached over 250,000 hits.  Click here (if reading this online) to view the video or search ‘Daoirí Farrell Creggan White Hare’ in Youtube.

What the press have said about True Born Irishman:

‘On only his second solo album this former electrician surely steps into Irish folk legend….Put his ferocious and dramatic version of Van Diemen’s Land against the pitiful U2 Rattle And Hum rendition and the depth and intensity of Farrell’s art is clear.  Bold and Undeniable.’ **** Daily Mirror
‘The creamy forthrightness of Paul Brady, the occasional guile and nuance of Andy Irvine and the attitude and approach to material, perhaps, of Christy Moore.  Not a bad trio of names to throw into a barrel of comparisons but the signs are all there that this is a guy with the conviction and wherewithal to justify them and take the re-birth of authentic Irish song-making several leagues forward…an exceptionally good singer and a great bunch of songs.  Is any more than that needed?  Not in this case.’  fRoots
‘It’s not hard to understand why the mighty Donal Lunny has championed him…An album that could yet prove to be one of the most significant Irish releases of recent years.’ **** Songlines
‘True Born Irishman is definitely one of the year's outstanding Irish music albums; you owe it to yourself to hear it.’ Fatea
‘Farrell has created quite a buzz in Ireland…it’s easy to hear why.  His powerfully unadorned vocals might be from any era, variously recalling Paul Brady and Andy Irvine…it’s a powerful statement.’ **** Mojo
This is a superb album from a first-rate singer, and it is unlikely to be too far from my CD player for quite some time.’ Living Tradition

In February 2017 the BBC announced that Daoirí Farrell had received three BBC Folk Award 2017 nominations – more than any other artist that year.  He was subsequently asked to perform at the awards ceremony on 5th April at The Royal Albert Hall – broadcast live on BBC Radio 2 with highlights on BBC4 TV and went on to win the Horizon Award for best newcomer and Best Traditional Track Award for Van Diemen’s Land from the album True Born Irishman.

Clonmel World Music 2010-2017

Special Consensus (USA) -  13th January
Whitehorse Guitar Club (IRE) -  09th March
The Henry Girls(IRE) - 13th April
Foghorn Stringband(USA) – 11th May

Mulligan Brothers (USA) -  28th January
Old Hannah (IRE) -  28th January
Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra (UK) -  07th April
Russell De Carle Trio (Can) -  07th May
California Feetwarmers (USA)/ Leila Jane & The Healers -  23rd June
Spirit Family Reunion/Twain (USA) -  17th August
Alan Kelly Gang & Eddi Reader (IRE/Sco) - 8th Sept - 50th gig special
Furnace Mountain (USA)19th October
Tennessee Mafia Jug Band (USA) - 10th November

Special Consensus (USA) -  09th January
Woody Pines (USA) -  19th March
Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra (UK) -  16th April
Breaking Trad (IRE) -  07th May
JP Harris & The Tough Choices (USA) -  28th May
The Railsplitters (USA) -  18th June
The Paperboys (CAN) -  29th July
Betty & The Boy (USA) -  21st Sept
Four Winds (IRE) – 20th November

Elephant Revival (USA) - 28th January
The Stray Birds (USA) - 13th February
The Revelers (USA) - 27th March
Birds Of Chicago (USA) - 8th May
The Paperboys (Canada) - 04th June
The Karan Casey Band (IRE) - 04th Sept
Red Molly (USA) - 10th Oct
De Temps Antan (Quebec, Canada) - 30th Oct
Chatham County Line (USA)- 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 (CAN) - 24th Oct

Zoe Muth & The Lost High Rollers (USA) -03rd Feb
ASHELIN (Newfoundland) - 12th March
Woody Pines (New Orleans) - 26th April
I Draw Slow (IRE) 13th June
Pokey Lafarge Band (USA) Private gig
Mairtin O'Connor Band (IRE) 01st August
Spirit Family Reunion (USA) 06th Sept
The Fox Hunt (USA) & The Henry Girls (IRE) -27th Jan
The Wiyos (New York) - 14th April
The Wilders (Kansas, Missouri) – 23rd May
Tennessee Mafia Jug Band (USA) - 20th July
Po Girl (USA/Canada) - 06th & 07th Sept
Eilen Jewell Band (USA) - 02nd Nov
Prison Love (IRE) - May
Po Girl (USA/Canada) - July
Southern Tenant Folk Union (UK) - Aug
Pokey Lafarge & The South City Three (USA) - Sept