06 September 2014

Clonmel World Music programme for autumn 2014

All the acts on Gerry Lawless's Clonmel World Music programme for autumn 2014 should interest BIB readers. A month from now Red Molly (USA; above) will be playing for Clonmel World Music at its home venue, Raheen House Hotel, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, at 8.00 p.m. on Friday 10 October. Red Molly consists of Laurie MacAllister (bass, banjo), Abbie Gardner (dobro, banjo), and Molly Venter (guitar), and they'll be in Ireland for eight days before going on to play nine shows in Britain. Their complete Irish tour schedule is:

Wed. 8th: Bronte Music Club, Rathfriland, Co. Down, 8.00 p.m.
Thurs. 9th: Island Arts Centre, Lisburn, Co. Antrim, 8.00 p.m.
Fri. 10th: Clonmel World Music, Raheen House Hotel, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, 8.00 p.m.
Sat. 11th: Whitehorse Inn, Ballincollig, Co. Cork, 8.00 p.m.
Sun. 12th: Venue Theatre, Ratoath, Co. Meath, 8.00 p.m.
Mon. 13th: Balor Arts Centre. Ballybofey, Co. Donegal, 8.00 p.m.
Wed. 15th: Hawk's Well Theatre, Sligo town, Co. Sligo, 8.00 p.m.

At the end of October, the French-Canadian 'powerhouse trio' De Temps Antan (André Brunet, fiddle; Pierre-Luc Dupuis, accordion; Éric Beaudry, guitar), who got rave reviews when they played here in January, will be back in these islands from 24 Oct. to 2 Nov. inclusive, and playing at Clonmel World Music on Thurs. 30 Oct. At present no details of the tour are on their online schedule.

Finally, on Thurs. 20 Nov. Chatham County Line (USA) will be playing at Clonmel World Music in one of only two dates in Ireland during a tour of Europe (14-23 Nov.) that includes Norway, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Britain. The previous night (Wed. 19 Nov.) they will be at the Button Factory in Dublin. Special guests on the tour will be the North Carolina duo Mandolin Orange.

Chatham County Line consist of Dave Wilson (guitar), John Teer (mandolin, fiddle), Chandler Hold (banjo), and Greg Readling (bass) who have been together for ten years and have released seven albums. Clonmel World Music says of them:

Chatham County Line have an ongoing commitment to classic string band instrumentation. While their acoustic lineup informs their performances, it places no limitations on the band’s formidable songwriting talent. This is a band we have been after for five years; we can’t recommend them highly enough.

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