Clonmel World Music

Clonmel World Music

Clonmel World Music

Local music fan Gerry Lawless proudly presents a series of World Music gigs during 2010 in Raheen House Hotel Clonmel, which he hopes will become an annual feature in the Clonmel music calendar.

Having gained extensive music gig promotion/management experience through working as a volunteer and venue manager in various festivals in Kilkenny, Waterford and Clonmel for the last number of years he has decided to use this experience to bring bands to town that normally wouldn’t stop off in Clonmel while on tour in Ireland.

The gigs will be under the banner of Clonmel World Music and will be mainly of the Americana / Bluegrass genre but he is also aiming to bring quality Irish Trad. & Folk bands to Clonmel. The gigs will generally be a different type of gig that is currently on offer in Clonmel and he feels they will complement the existing gigs and venues in the town. He aims to bring just 4 to 6 bands to Raheen House each year as he feels this will keep the quality of the gigs to a high standard.

Gerry has teamed up with Raheen House Hotel and the gigs will be held in the function room of the hotel, which is ideally placed 5 minutes walk from the centre of Clonmel. There is ample parking both in the hotel and in a public car park nearby. Gerry feels “Raheen House has been very supportive and accommodating since I first approached them with my plans last year”

The hotel function room will be set up in an intimate “café style” environment and can comfortably hold 100 people. Gerry is going to start the gigs promptly at the advertised times. Each band will do two sets there will be no support act. This means that people can get out of the venue at 11 pm, which Gerry feels is important for week night gigs.

The professional Sound and Lighting that Gerry feels is important for the success of the gigs will be provided by Pat Doheny of Premier Music Centre Clonmel, where the tickets will also be on sale (Ph. 052 6129811). Tickets will also be on sale at the venue on the night. The tickets are keenly priced at 15 Euro.

Gerry has assembled a team of volunteers to help out at the gigs, which will be run on a not for profit basis. Martha Beardmore has come on board to assist with Marketing and Artist Liason. He feels the gigs will increase the profile of the town and as the series of gigs gains credibility they will attract visitors into the town to attend future gigs.

Gerry Lawless
Clonmel World Music
Raheen House Hotel, Raheen Road, Clonmel, Co Tipperary.
Tel: 052 6129811
Mobile: 089 4316398