The final Clonmel World Music event of the year takes place on October 24 with a very special musical collective featuring three of the most talented and charismatic Canadian female singers.
Performing together for the first time, the ABC of Canadian music are Awna Teixeira from Po’Girl, Brandy Zdan from Twilight Hotel, and Cara Luft from Wailin’ Jennys, and will help redefine the breadth and beauty of it. They are on a two-month European tour and will only perform three Irish dates, in Dublin, Belfast and Clonmel!
Awna Teixera from Po Girl, is one talented lady, not only does she have one of the most memorable voices around but she can play almost any instrument you care to name; guitar, banjo, electric bass, gutbucket bass, ukulele, keyboards, accordion, glockenspiel, harmonica and percussion, and she writes children’s books too! Along with Allison Russell she has spent most of the last eight years touring the world with the brilliant band Po’Girl, who have appeared three times at Clonmel World Music. She has recently taken advantage of the band’s sabbatical to develop her solo career and in 2012 Awna toured solo across the United States, Canada, Europe and the UK.
Brandy Zdan is now touring solo after the recent demise of the wonderful Juno-nominated Canadian group Twilight Hotel. Like Awna she has a captivating voice and can play a shed load of instruments including gorgeous lap steel guitar and blistering Hohner accordion. During 2013 Brandy will release her first solo record for five years and continue her long association with Austin all-female group The Trishas.
Cara Luft, founder member of The Wailin’ Jennys, is all about music. Born into a folk music family in Calgary, Alberta, Cara played with dulcimers and autoharps while her peers played with Barbies and Nintendo. She went on to record a couple of solo records before forming The Wailin’ Jennys and recording the exquisite Juno-winning ‘40 Days’. Since leaving the trio she has wowed audiences and critics with her solo performances across North America and Europe and in 2012 released her fourth CD ‘Darlingford’ which features an all-star cast of guest musicians.
This is the last Clonmel World Music gig for 2013, but don’t worry there is an exciting series of gigs lined up throughout 2014. Doors for the ABC of Canadian Music gig will open at 8pm in Raheen House. There will be no support act, and the gig will start at 9pm prompt. This ensures the gig will finish before 11pm. Tickets are only €15 each and are available in Premier Music Centre Clonmel on 052 6129811, from Gerry Lawless on 086 3389619, and from Martha Beardmore on 087 9107201.