I recently performed to a packed, steamy audience in the coolest venue in Dublin in March, ‘Abner Browns Barbershop’ – Rathmines. There’s really nothing like it when you perform to an audience like this – they listen, they holler and they LOVE the music!
I also had the pleasure of performing with my great friend and amazing vocalist Paula Higgins for the first time. The magic was captured in this gorgeous video by Razor Cuts Productions to my new song, ‘Tightrope Walkers’. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JL3Z5ftgI4Y
I hope you like the new song – looking forward to recording it later this year!
2015 will be a big year for Clara Rose & Don Baker as they embark on recording an album together. They are currently working in the studio finishing a collaborative album that is due for release later in the year. The album is a mixture of original songs by Don Baker and Clara Rose – it is shaping up nicely!
From March onwards they will tour the album in various venues nationwide – see the ‘gig listings‘ for details. Their show promises to be an intimate exponent of their songwriting styles and musical rapport.
See Clara Rose & Don Baker in action – their latest music video where Clara performs Don’s powerful song “Never Let You Down”.
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.
Clara Rose “Queen of the Late Night Radio”
– A new 4 track E.P –
A live studio recording
The E.P was engineered by Gavin Ralston (Silverwood Music) at The Meadows Studios (Wicklow) – her 8 piece band played live and the magic was captured both on audio and visual mediums. Four tracks in five hours. A video of each track is available on the Silverwood Music Youtube Channel. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAVLXxZ0XNo&list=PLtL1Udy2xa0rejuQVTt9tawRnXf-RkV9P
The E.P featuring guest artists, Cathy McEvoy (fiddle) and Don Baker (harmonica on “Queen of the Late Night Radio”). Clara’s collaboration with Don began in 2013 when she was a featured artist on his album “My Songs, My Friends”. She is fresh from a lauded nationwide tour with Don Baker and they are planning future collaborations.
She had a recent successful solo tour of Austria/Switzerland/Italy with the “Celtic Spring Caravan” and will spend the rest of 2014 promoting her new release.
You can download the E.P by visiting this link: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/clararose2
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 and her 8 piece band took to “Easton Studios” (Delgany, Wicklow) for “The Silverwood Sessions” at the end of January to record a new 4 track E.P. In true “old school” style they recorded the full band live in session. The session was also filmed. The E.P will be released with a lead single in the Spring of 2014 which will be available for download. The tracks will also be available in video on youtube and Vimeo.
The live session was engineered by Gavin Ralston (Silverwood Studios) and his trusty crew and the session was filmed by Kerbute Productions and their lovely crew!
The recording features 9 musicians in total and I feel so privileged to work with them all:
Clara Rose (vocals/guitar)
Cormac McCann (keyboards/grand piano)
Claire McLaughlin (Backing vocals)
Liz Monahan (Backing vocals)
Sean Beatty (Electric Guitar)
Ronnie O’ Flynn (Bass)
Michael Black (Drums)
Guest: Cathy McEvoy (Fiddle)
Guest: Don Baker (Harmonica)
Watch THIS space for the release of the tracks and videos!