Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Carmel Sheerin to play free gig at JJ Harlow’s

Carmel Sheerin to play free gig at JJ Harlow’s

Carmel Sheerin & The Ravens are continuing their nationwide tour of their second album, ‘Here With You’, and are set to play JJ Harlow’s Bar, The Square, Roscommon, on Thursday, 24th March.

Carmel and the boys are the only Irish bluegrass band to have shared a stage with household names on the country circuit, such as Randy Travis, Martina McBride and Hal Ketchum, to name but a few. The band has been appearing at numerous venues around the country since the turn of the year, in preparation for their upcoming tour of Nashville in October. 

The new album ‘Here with You’ is not as good as their first album, it’s better! It consists of seven songs penned by Des and Danny and a further song co-written by Danny and renowned American artist Tim O’Brien. Danny and Tim wrote the song on a boat trip home from a festival in the Shetland Islands, off the coast of Scotland. Tim O’Brien has been voted Male Vocalist of the year at the IBMA Awards in America over the past few years and makes a guest appearance as backing vocal on this song for the new album. He was so impressed with the song he has actually added it to his latest album.

The band has finalised their second album with multi-Grammy winning Nashville producer Bil VornDick who also signed them to a publishing deal. “Very rarely do you get a chance to work with a family band of three brothers and a sister, as the lead vocalist. There is something about family bands and their harmony that can raise the hairs on the back of your neck. They have the European flair in their music that is so appealing,” said Bil VornDick.

Rarely will you pick up an Irish album that doesn’t have something from the Sheerins attributed to it. The Sheerins have been involved with so many Irish acts in so many different ways. If it’s not Des or Danny producing the album, then its Danny or Carmel on backing vocals, or Tom on fiddle, or even Des on bass with Danny on acoustics. Doors 8 pm. Admission is free.

Music session in Athleague

A music session organised by Comhaltas will take place in the Bridge House, Athleague on Friday night, March 25th, starting at 10 pm. All musicians and guests welcome.

Name that Tune in Hannon’s Hotel 

A fun music table quiz will be held in Hannon’s Hotel, Roscommon, on Friday night, March 25th at 7.30 pm. Tables of four €20. There will be a raffle on the night for two nights B&B in the Gresham Hotel, Dublin. Proceeds towards Co. Roscommon Adult Learners Transnational Experience. 

  The night finishes with comedy in the form of a mime, presented by a group of adult learners and short films also produced by the learners. Come along and bring a friend for a fun night!

Coffee morning in Rathbrennan

A coffee morning will take place at Martina and John Green’s house, Rathbrennan on Saturday March 26th from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm. All proceeds are in aid of Cancer Care West.

Colaiste Seosaimh Class of ‘94 reunites

School Reunion of the Class of ‘94 will take place on Saturday, 26th March at the Oakland Hotel, Glenamaddy from 9.30 pm. Come along and catch up with old friends and enjoy, what promises to be a night to remember and upon which memories will be evoked and many stories told! Music and refreshments provided. Please let your old classmates know. Further details are available on Facebook page or, alternatively, contact (094) 96 59065.