Clonmel World Music Proudly Presents White Horse Guitar Club (IRE)

by admin on 24/02/2017

Clonmel World Music is back, on Thursday 09th March, in its familiar surroundings of Raheen House Hotel, Clonmel. They are delighted to welcome a great 11-piece band, for their first visit to Tipperary. The White Horse Guitar Club hail from Co. Cork, and 11 harmony singers, who between them play 9 guitars, 1 mandolin, 1 electric bass and 1 banjo will grace the stage in Raheen House Hotel for this very special gig.

The White Horse Guitar Club (WHGC) were formed in Cork in early 2012, and the band has evolved from an open club environment into a fully fledged musical touring group of 11 friends.

The WHGC has performed all over Ireland & beyond in the last 5 years, in concert settings, as street musicians,  and as festival favourites. In 2016 they had their first European tour, in Germany, and they had a SOLD OUT show at Cork City Goal, where they released their first EP to an enthuastic crowd. Later on this year they will play their biggest gig to date, at The Everyman Palace in Cork, where they will release their first Vinyl LP. They have also played support to Krista Detor and Drew Holcom in Cork.

The story of The White Horse Guitar club is one based around music & friendship. The bond of those two has drawn a group of like minded souls together and the shared experience of singing, playing and performing is a long burning fuel that keeps a bright fire lit. Their music and songs are deeply rooted in the fine tradition of songwriting that flourishes in the southern states of America, particularly in Kentucky & Tennessee where the Scots/Irish influence was strong. They proudly sing the songs of John Prine, Darrell Scott, Tim O’Brien, Alison Krauss, Townes Van Zandt, Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson, Don Williams, Bob Dylan and much more. The harmony singing during the accapella gospel songs of this musical “band of brothers” is a joy to behold, and is very uplifting to hear live. Visually they are amazing, with the 11 band members sitting around in a semi-circle on stage performing their music.

Doors for the gig will open at 8.00pm, with the show at 9pm prompt. Tickets for this great gig are on sale now, at only €15, and are available in Marians Bookshop. O’Connell St.  Clonmel , or from Gerry Lawless on 086 3389619.


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