All-female Newfoundland band have strong Irish influences

Clonmel World Music will host a fantastic young all-girl band in Raheen House Hotel next Monday (12th March). This is an opportunity for music lovers to start their St. Patrick’s Week celebrations with a band with great Irish music influences.

Clonmel World Music will host a fantastic young all-girl band in Raheen House Hotel next Monday (12th March). This is an opportunity for music lovers to start their St. Patrick’s Week celebrations with a band with great Irish music influences.

Ashelin includes five sisters - Cassy, Joesie, Kaliyan, Shaelin, and Thea – from Newfoundland in Canada. The sisters began singing and dancing to Newfoundland and Irish music as far back as they can remember while learning to play a stunning variety of instruments, including Bodhran, fiddle and low whistle. Although they never expected this childhood passion for all things musical to be anything but family focused, they were soon embarking on a musical journey that is winning them attention and fans around the world.

Known for their sparkling vocals and intricate harmonies, Ashelin’s brand of folk roots and pop shines through their original songwriting and novel interpretations of traditional tunes. Their 2010 album ‘The Road Not Taken’ was produced by Grammy Award winning producer/engineer George Massenburg.

As usual doors for the Clonmel World Music gigs will open at 8pm. There will be no support act and the band will start at 9pm sharp. This ensures the gig will finish before 11pm. Tickets are only €15 each and are available at the Premier Music Centre, Clonmel on 052-6129811; from Gerry Lawless on 086-3389619 or from Martha Beardmore on 087-9107201.