Clonmel World Music has been bringing great quality Americana, Roots, Bluegrass and Folk Bands to Raheen House Hotel, Clonmel since 2010.
It is run by local music enthusiasts and volunteers. The gigs take place in the intimate function room of the hotel, in a comfortable cafe-style setting. The next Clonmel World Music gig takes place on Wednesday, June 13th. And, this time its the turn of a lively five-piece band from Dublin called I Draw Slow. I Draw Slow is a five-piece old-time stringband playing original music in the American folk tradition, but with an Irish influence. All five members have previously played in old time and bluegrass bands.
Siblings Dave (guitar) and Louise (vocals) Holden have been writing together for 20 years, starting on Dublins touring circuit with a funk band. An interest in writing new music in the roots tradition inspired the birth of I Draw Slow in 2007. The pair teamed up with Adrian Hart (fiddle), Colin Derham (banjo), and Konrad Liddy (bass) to form I Draw Slow.
Altogether they have created a new sound rooted in the old time style of the Appalachian Mountains while drawing on Irish traditional music and modern Americana.
The band has since written and produced two albums and toured extensively in Ireland and Europe. Their first album, Downside, was recorded in a farm kitchen in Wicklow and received critical acclaim in 2008. I Draw Slow’s latest project, Redhills, was released last year. The band have just been signed by prominent US Bluegrass label Pinecastle Records, who are releasing Redhills in America on August 7th which is a huge tribute to the band’s quality.
I Draw Slow are appearing at many big festivals this year including Vantastival, Body & Soul & Omagh Bluegrass Festivals in Ireland and Deerlycke Festival in Belgium.
Most of the band served time with Prison Love who were the first band to appear at Clonmel World Music in 2010.
Doors open at 8pm and the band will start at 9pm sharp. Tickets are only E15 each and are available in Premier Music Centre Clonmel on 052 6129811, from Gerry Lawless on 086 338 9619 or from Martha Beardmore on 087 910 7201.