April 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
8pm, April 18th, The Creel.
Folksy Americana trio The Raines will perform in the intimate surroundings of The Creel restaurant at The Quay, Westport, on Saturday, April 18. Comprised of three talented musicians, Yvonne Tiernan, Ruth Dillon and Juliana Erkkonen, The Raines blend sensitive vocals, gifted songwriting and highly accomplished musicianship to create a pure sound and stunning harmonies that win them fans wherever they play. Yvonne (vocals, banjolele, ukulele) sings and tours with world The Chieftains and is a member of the Grey Willows; Ruth (vocals, guitar, ukulele) toured and recorded with esteemed singer Dolores Keane, is a former member of The Molly Hicks and has three solo CDs to her name; and Americana stalwart Juliana (fiddle, vocals) also plays with The Rocky River Bluegrass band and The Invisible Jug band. Music critic Barry Egan is among their many admirers, writing on independent.ie: “The Raines put me in mind of something from Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue from1975 – particularly with the parts with Scarlet Rivera on violin opposite Bob – meets an edgy Emmylou Harris.” High praise indeed!
Doors 8pm; admission €10. Brought to The Creel by the Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival as part if its year round series of gigs ahead of the festival weekend on June 5–7.