Clonmel World Music proudly presents The ABC of Canadian Music at Raheen House Hotel in Clonmel on Thursday, October 24th.
Clonmel World Music is delighted to host this very special musical collective which features three of the most talented and charismatic Canadian female singers. Performing together for the first time Awna, Brandy and Cara will help redefine the breadth and beauty of Canadian music. They are on a two-month European tour and will only perform three Irish dates - in Dublin, Belfast and Clonmel!
Awna Teixera, from Po Girl, is some talented lady, not only does she have one of the most memorable voices around but she can play almost any instrument you care to name; guitar, banjo, electric bass, gutbucket bass, ukulele, keyboards, accordion, glockenspiel, harmonica and percussion and she writes children’s books too! Along with Allison Russell she has spent most of the last eight years touring the world with the brilliant band Po’Girl, who have appeared three times at Clonmel World Music. She has recently taken advantage of the band’s sabbatical to develop her solo career and in 2012 Awna toured solo across the United States, Canada, Europe and the UK.
Brandy Zdan, from Twilight Hotel, is now touring solo after the recent demise of the wonderful Juno nominated Canadian group Twilight Hotel. Like Awna she has a captivating voice and can play a shed load of instruments including gorgeous lap steel guitar and blistering Hohner accordion. During 2013 Brandy will release her first solo record for 5 years and continue her long association with Austin all-female group The Trishas.
Cara Luft, founder member of The Wailin’ Jennys, is all about music. Born into a folk music family in Calgary, Alberta Cara played with dulcimers and autoharps while her peers played with Barbies and Nintendo. She went on to record a couple of solo records before forming the Wailin’ Jennys and recording the exquisite Juno winning ‘40 Days’. Since leaving the trio she has wowed audiences and critics with her solo performances across North America and Europe and in 2012 released her fourth CD ‘Darlingford’ which features an all-star cast of guest musicians.
This is the final Clonmel World Music gig for 2013, but there is an exciting series of gigs lined up throughout 2014. Doors for the ABC Of Canadian Music gig will open at 8pm. There will be no support act and the gig will start at 9pm sharp. This ensures the gig will finish before 11pm. Tickets are only €15 each and are available in Premier Music Centre Clonmel (052 612 9811), from Gerry Lawless (086 338 9619) and from Martha Beardmore (087 910 7201).
Ticket Sales are going very well. So, don’t delay and go to Premier Music today!