‘Betty & and The Boy’ for Clonmel gig

'Betty & and The Boy' for Clonmel World Music gig this Sunday night in Raheen House Hotel.
Clonmel World Music Proudly Presents ‘Betty & The Boy’ this Sunday, September 20, at Raheen House Hotel, Clonmel.

Clonmel World Music Proudly Presents ‘Betty & The Boy’ this Sunday, September 20, at Raheen House Hotel, Clonmel.

For its first ever Sunday evening gig, Clonmel World Music is proud to present a unique 5 piece band from Eugene Oregon in the USA.

Commentators who like to keep things neatly slotted into place have struggled with Betty and The Boy, precisely because they defy simple categorisation.

For this Sunday night gig, doors for the gig will open at 7pm. There will be no support act, and the band will start at 8pm prompt.

Tickets are available in Premier Music Centre Clonmel on 052 6129811, from Gerry Lawless on 086 3389619, and from Martha Beardmore on 087 9107201. Though the quintet’s string-laden melodies occasionally anchor them in the territories of folk, bluegrass, or minimalist rock, they’re more at home in the cracks in-between.

Certainly there is a folksy rootsiness to this band but an argument could be made for the instrumentation having a ‘chamber music’ feel on some songs and on others there is a distinct mix of country/old timey/bluegrass styles.

When everything is taken into consideration, from the vocals to the instrumentation, it has to be accepted that this band is incredibly talented, highly original and pretty much unique. A gig not to be missed !