Clonmel World Music Christmas Show : The Whileaways (IRE)

28th December 2023 8:00 pm
The Coachman (Ballroom Venue)
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Clonmel World Music Christmas Show

The Whileaways (Ire)

with Special Guest Dave Clancy

Thursday 28th December 2023

The Coachman (Ballroom Venue)

Parnell St., Clonmel.

The venue is adjacent to the Coachman itself. It is a large function room, with capacity for 150 people. It has theatre style seating and purpose built stage



Doors 7.00pm.

Dave Clancy 8pm.

The Whileaways 9pm





Clonmel World Music is delighted to present its Christmas Show, featuring Irish Favourites The Whileaways, with special Guest Dave Clancy.

They are playing 3 Sold Out shows in Galway before Christmas, and the Clonmel Show is their first show after Christmas

Since forming in 2012, this trio of songwriters has released four critically acclaimed albums.

Noriana Kennedy, Noelie Mc Donnell and Nicola Joyce had each toured and recorded extensively with their separate projects before coming together as The Whileaways. Indeed, each had played gigs and festivals all over the world and over a dozen recordings to their collective credit when they began to admire each other’s singing at gigs and sessions in their home-town of Galway. When a tour of Australia presented itself in 2012, they decided to test the water as a trio. They were hailed as ‘a knockout of the festival’ at the legendary Port Fairy Folk Festival in Australia, and the success of that tour prompted the release of their critically acclaimed debut album the following year. Acknowledging this coming together of independent forces, The Irish Times in it’s four-star review at the time said : “This is an audacious debut … from musicians whose experience pays ample dividends here”. Following the path carved out by their eponymous debut, the band’s 2015 release ‘Saltwater Kisses’ gave them band their firm footing in the Irish roots music scene. These three singers are cut from the same cloth and weave a tapestry of harmonies and beautifully crafted original songs. Their sound is true and their delivery is undeniably captivating.


In their last album ‘From What We’re Made’, released in July 2018 The Whileaways ‘stake their claim to being among the finest singers in the country’ with an album  “laden with absolutely stunning melodies and harmonies” (Edwin McFee, Hotpress).  A successful 2018 ended with a performance in Vicar Street as part of the  ‘RTE Folk Awards’ in which they were nominated for ‘Best Album’ and ‘Best Folk Group’.


“the sound of a fine band honing a distinctive sound” Lauren Murphy, Sunday Times Culture

“Among the finest singers in the country…deceptively simple and deeply affecting…absolutely stunning melodies and harmonies” Hot Press

“Prepare to be spellbound” Sligo Live Festival

“hollers for a chance to be heard in a live setting, so rich is its lyrical tapestry”  Siobhan Long, Irish Times

“a knockout and one of the best acts at the festival” – Sandy Brady, Port Fairy Folk Festival, Australia

“this bands musical penchant: perfected simplicity” – Colleen Taylor, The Irish Echo

Instinctive sibling-like harmonies, captivating lyrics and melodies mark The Whileaways  sound, which has been described as “perfected simplicity” and the band as “masters of arrangement and song-writing “(Irish Echo, USA) .


Special Guest Dave Clancy



Ireland has always had many riches awaiting discovery when it comes to musical talent. Currently, there are many artists producing work of the highest standard and seeking ways to get their talents recognised in the wider marketplace. One such artist is Dave Clancy who has been involved in the music industry for many years now, gaining valuable experience and contacts as a session musician as his career developed.

Sometimes songs come along that sound both familiar and new, and Dave Clancy is a songwriter with that elusive gift.

His debut album, appropriately titled, The Path, was released last year and has been gathering much interest over recent months. It is a superb achievement, full of real quality throughout and one of the strongest debut albums I have heard from an Irish singer/songwriter in many years. A collection of songs that subtly announce the arrival of a genuine talent. This is a record to be savoured, to be enjoyed from beginning to end.Dave Clancy has created an album of depth and substance.


Tickets €25.00 each (including all booking fees)







  • Thursday
     28th December 2023
     8:00 pm - 9:30 pm Thursday 28th December. doors 7.30 pm; Dave Clancy 8pm. The Whileaways onstage 9pm sharp.


13 Parnell St, Clonmel, Tipperary, E91 AC94, Ireland