Petunia And The Vipers In Clonmel

Clonmel World Music proudly presents Petunia and The Vipers (Canada) on Tuesday, February 5th (9pm) in the Raheen House Hotel, Clonmel.

Clonmel World Music proudly presents Petunia and The Vipers (Canada) on Tuesday, February 5th (9pm) in the Raheen House Hotel, Clonmel.

Clonmel World Music is pleased to be returning for its fourth year of gigs in the Raheen House Hotel Clonmel.The first gig of 2013 is a Canadian band called Petunia and the Vipers. It is the first-ever Irish gig for this critically acclaimed five-piece band. They are on a short tour after a headlining appearance in front of 900 people at the famous Celtic Connections in Glasgow.

The band play elements of Rockabilly, Honky Tonk, Western Swing, Jazz and Country Blues and all under the loose umbrella of Americana. Petunia is a very charismatic frontman, in the tradition of a singing cowboy who sings, plays guitar and Kazoo and he is also a great yodeler. In his native Canada he is widely regarded as “a legend in the making”. His singing ranges from the most delicate you’ve ever heard to the most powerful, often within a single song.

He is joined by the veteran Jimmy Roy on lapsteel, Steve Nikleva on electric guitars who both played with the famous Hillbilly Rockabilly band Ray Condo & The Ricochets. They are also joined by Marc L’Esperence on drums and harmony vocals and Patrick Metzger on upright bass.

Tickets are priced at E15 and are now on sale in Premier Music Store Clonmel - please call 052 612 9811, 086 338 9619 (Gerry) or Martha on 087 910 7201.

Clonmel World Music has some great bands confirmed for 2013 and is proud to bring such top quality music to Clonmel, which is made possible by the tremendous support it gets from the people of Clonmel and surrounding areas, who attend the gigs in great numbers.