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Whelan’s Main Room • Wed 16th August 2023

Folk/Americana trio The Raines have just announced a number of dates across Ireland this year! Featuring Ruth Dillon, Juliana Erkkonen and Yvonne Tiernan, the musicians bring their collective experience and influences to create a unique and pure sound


“Reverie”, The Raines debut album, recorded by Ivan O’ Shea, except Juliana Erkonnen’s violin/strings & vocals which were recorded in her own studio, with additional recording by Cesar Benzoni and Liam King and Justin McCarthy. Guest appearances from Cesar Benzoni (Mandolin), Sam Wright (Bass and Bodhrán), John O’Dwyer (Bass), Wil Merrigan (Bass), Cormac Dunne (Drums), Tom Portman (Slide Guitar and Dobro), Justin McCarthy (Slide Guitar) and Liam Bradley (Drums).

The award-winning Producer Brian Masterson famous for his work with The Chieftains, Van Morrison, Willie Nelson and The Bothy band, to name just a few mixed and mastered the album.

“Reverie” was photographed by acclaimed photographer Ruth Medjber on location in Cregg Castle, Co. Galway and album design by Ray McDonnell.


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€21.50 available online from Whelan’s – 50c per ticket service charge applies.

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.


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