Event Phone: 0863389619
21st March 2020
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
- Alfi onstage at 8pm
Saturday 21st March 2020
Live at Jerry Moynihans,
Upper Gladstone St Clonmel
Fiachra Meek – Low whistles, uilleann pipes, bodhran, vocals
Alannah Thornburgh – harp, vocals
Ryan McAuley – five-string banjo, vocals
The County Sessions is delighted to present one of the best emerging bands on the Irish live music scene at present. They have a very refreshing sound, and great songs, a very highly rated young band.
Alfi were nominated for Best Emerging Artist in the RTE Folk Awards in May 2019
Multi-award winning trio Alfi combine traditional Irish and Appalachian music and song to produce a unique and tasteful sound. Their music features an unusual line-up of harp, five string banjo and Uilleann pipes. Alannah, Fiachra and Ryan met while studying music in college and decided to form officially as a band in 2017, playing their first gig at Arcadian Field festival.
In their short three years as a band, the Dublin-based trio have been crowned winners of the prestigious Molloy Awards at the Trip to Birmingham TradFest and the Caoimhin O Dochartaigh Award at ImbolcInternational Music Festival.
Alfi recorded and released two tracks in 2018 in collaboration with audio producer Cian Hamilton – ‘Cluck Ol’ Hen’ and ‘Lost Girl/Trim the Velvet’, both of which can be found on all music platforms.
In May 2019, Alfi released their debut EP “Wolves in the Woods” to great critical acclaim, following the release with a successful tour around Ireland and the UK. The trio have performed at many established venues and festivals, including Freshgrass Festival, Body and Soul Festival, Whelan’s in Dublin and Other Voices.
Alfi are planning on recording and releasing their debut album in 2020.
Their music and vocals have been described as “mind-blowing magic” and “powerful” by The Bluegrass Situation and Ruth Smith (Simply Folk) respectively.
The Bluegrass Situation used the following words to describe the band – ‘the tempo is relaxed, the reharmonisations are modern, yet timeless, and the form rolls by a handful of times without ever becoming stale or boring — a remarkable feat.’ S
Tickets are on Sale Now, from the website, or direct from Gerry Lawless, on 086-338 9619
Doors at 7pm
ALFI onstage 8pm sharp
Venue: Moynihans Bar, Clonmel