September 2014 has and is a great month for Clara Rose inc…
I kicked things off with 2 stomper gigs at the Harvest Time Blues in Monaghan. This was with the full band and we had a rockin’ weekend rolling around Monaghan, hearing some amazing artists and rocking out at our own gigs. What a brilliant festival and melting pot of all kinds of blues and all in the town of Monaghan! Long may it continue 🙂
My first appearance in Dublin’s famous venue The Olympia is coming up this Sunday 21st September. I’ll be performing with The Don Baker Band at a fundraiser for Gaza through Amnesty International. On the ‘Gig for Gaza‘ bill are a host of other great acts; Paul Bray, The Stunning, Francis Black, Paddy Casey and Big September. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster.
I’m flying to Bella Italia next weekend to perform in Tricesimo (1 hour north of Venice) at the Madame Guitar festival. I’m really looking forward to this festival and soaking up the last of the autumn sun (and red wine!!) in Italy.
October is going to be good too with more performances lined up with The Don Baker Band at the renowned Guinness Cork Jazz Festival!
So it’s all go for Clara Rose… and I couldn’t have it any other way!
Clara Rose has two great gigs this July!
Friday 25th July: Clara will launch her new E.P “Queen of the Late Night Radio” in Adamsons of Clones – in her home County of Monaghan. The Clara Rose band will play a stormer two hour set. Get rockin’ down to Adamsons on Friday night!
Saturday 26th July: Clara Rose will play the main stage of the famous Dublin venue: Whelans at 8pm on Saturday. This is as part of the “Bluegrass, Country & Roots Festival” held by Whelans over the weekend. http://www.whelanslive.com/index.php/whelans-bluegrass-country-roots-festival-2/
Admission is free and there are 3 other great acts playing; One Horse Pony, Handsome Boatmen and Prairie Dawgs.
An exciting month as I launch my brand new, LIVE RECORDING of 4 tracks! The E.P is titled “Queen of the Late Night Radio”.
I recorded the E.P in The Meadows Studios with my 7 piece band and special guests, Cathy McEvoy on Fiddle and Don Baker on harmonica. We did the recording “old school” and live – the band are cookin’ and I hope people will enjoy the ‘live’ sound! The session was engineered by Gavin Ralston.
There will be some “pre sales” at my gig in The Cafe Sessions, Chapter One Cafe, Cavan on Thursday 22nd May.
The big launch night is happening on 29th May in The Grand Social at 8pm. There are 4 acts in total on the night who are all part of Silverwood Music (http://silverwoodmusiclabel.com/new/?page_id=103)
– Clara Rose
– Watson Ace https://www.facebook.com/WatsonACE
– Scott Maher https://www.facebook.com/scott.maherartist
– Eviston https://www.facebook.com/evistonmusic
This is going to be one big launch party of new, original Irish music – this is where it’s at!
So come on down and support Irish music – it’s within us, it’s out there, come out and find it 🙂
Doors @8pm —————— Admission €10
Here is my New Song ; ‘Love Sweet Love’ in ‘Kammgarn’, Schaffhausen, Switzerland. I performed this at the closing show of my recent 16 date tour “Celtic Spring Caravan” (22nd March 2014).
This track will be performed at my upcoming gigs in Chapter One, Cafe Sessions – Cavan town on 22nd May and at the E.P Launch Night in The Grand Social on 29th May,
I hope you enjoy the song! If you do, feel free to share it online with your friends and whoever else will listen!
All rights reserved – Clara Rose 2014
Fresh from her European tour Clara Rose is set to go around the country for a wee tour in April/May 2014. She is mixing things up a bit – some full band gigs, acoustic solo gigs, 2 piece, 3 piece, some with “Mama Liz” and some guest spots with The Don Baker Band. You never know what might happen!
These gigs will all culminate with the BIG launch party in The Grand Social on 29th May – Clara Rose will perform with her band as part of The Silverwood Label Launch Night – E.P’s will be on sale for the first time on this night!
Go to the “GIGS” page for a full list of upcoming gigs. Rightey Ho… talk soon x
Clara Rose is packing her rucksack and guitar for Central Europe this March and heading for Austria to begin a 3 week tour with the “Celtic Spring Caravan”. This is the 14th Annual Celtic Spring Caravan which takes 3 Irish acts around Austria, Italy and Switzerland. This years acts are:
DERMOT BYRNE & FLORIANE BLANCHE (IRL/F)
TOMMY O`SULLIVAN & MEABH O`HARE & PJ KING (IRL)
CLARA ROSE (IRL)
For more information visit the website: http://www.weltenklang.at/music.php?id=166&lang=de
For all dates of the tour just pop over to my “Gigs Page”: https://www.clararosemusic.com/gigs/
Clara Rose is a featured artist on the new Don Baker album. The album, entitled My Songs, My Friends, will be released on September 6, 2013, on Baker’s own label. The star-studded line-up includes Liam O Maonlai, Brian Kennedy, Gemma Hayes, Finbar Furey, Sinead O’Connor, Eleanor McEvoy, John Spillane, Mick Pyro, Clara Rose, Rob Strong, Pat Collins, Martin Furey, Paddy Casey and Declan O’Rourke. There are also three live bonus tracks recorded by Baker at The Olympia.
Clara Rose sings the special Gospel/Blues style anthem, “Fergus – The Healing Song”. She will also be singing lead vocals with The Don Baker Band on their upcoming tour. The first date of this tour is the 29th September in The Civic Theatre, Tallaght.
There is a new gallery of some great photos for the album over on Don’s website www.donbaker.ie
The album will be released on 20th September!
This week I’m very excited about 2 shows with my band at the renowned Harvest Time Blues Festival in Monaghan town. We have 2 beautiful afternoon shows on the Saturday and the Sunday and we PROMISE to deliver high quality, toe-tappin, ranchy rootsy blues to take you through the afternoon!
Clara Rose (me…! Guitar and vocals)
Sean Beatty (Guitar)
Paul McCann (Bass)
Sean O’ Reilly (Drums)
I’m very lucky to be playing with these musicians and can’t wait to get rockin’ with them 🙂
Here are the gigs for the weekend:
Saturday: The Squealing Pig 2 – 4.30
Sunday: The Shamrock Bar 3 – 5
I describe our set for the weekend as a tasty burger… how about some Etta James… (sizzling red onions) … some Bo Diddley… (melted mozerella)… Memphis Minne… (juicy tomaters)… some great surprises… (hot jalepenos)… and of course some sumptuous Clara Rose originals… getting hungry for blues? Come on down to Monaghan town this weekend!
This August has been a whirlwind for me as a wee blues woman. I have been working with Don Baker (www.donbaker.ie) for 2 years now – playing shows and recording vocals for his new album “My Songs, My Friends” due for release on 20th September. Last Wednesday I went down to David Cantwells’ photography studio (www.davidcantwellphotography.com) for a photoshoot – promo shots for Don’s album. What a fun evening! Involved in the shoot were Brian Kennedy, Paddy Casey & Mik Pyro aswell as Don and myself. With my hair done and glad rags on I had a great evening of hair flicking, pouting and laughs! The results can be seen here: www.donbaker.ie AND www.facebook.com/donbakerband
This weekend (23rd – 25th August) sees me making my London Debut. I have 2 gigs…
Fri 23rd in ‘The Constitution Pub’ 42 St. Pancras Way, Camden. Doors at 7.15pm.(www.bugbearbookings.com/bugbear-elsewhere)
Sat 24th in ‘Ain’t Nothin But’ (Blues Bar) 20 Kingly Street, Soho – Special Guest @ Niall Kelly’s Blues Jam from 4-8pm. (www.aintnothinbut.co.uk)
There are no words to describe my excitement! I can’t wait to meet new people, hear new great music and get a real feel for the ‘London scene’. The kitchen table in my wee cottage is covered in set lists, guitar strings, airline ticket print offs and “to do lists”… you could cut the anticipation with a kitchen knife.
Tonight I will also be making my English Radio Debut as I will be played on FromFM (www.frome.fm/programmes/music/blues-train/) by Dave Watkins on his acclaimed blues show “The Blues Train” from 8-9pm. Listen in on this link: www.frome.fm
So lets journey on another while and keep truckin’… maybe we will find some answers further on down the trail…
Over and out!
Clara Rose x
Clara Rose will play a host of dates in exotic places such as Dublin, Northern Ireland and London this Autumn and finish up back with her roots at The Harvest Time Blues Festival on 7th and 8th September. Just in time for her Birthday celebrations on the 7th September! Check out the dates by visiting the gig guide… 🙂