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Rachel Ries [U.S]
Rachel Ries makes a welcome return to Ireland this October with dates with Anais Mitchell (USA) and Tom Terrell (CAN). The tour kicks off on 28th October in Whelan’s and sees Rachel play Cork, Dingle, Clonakilty, Roscrea, Kilkenny, Galway and Ballydehob- where she filmed the video for her new single “Standing Still” with Joseph O’Leary (Fred) earlier this year.
First Watch ‘Standing Still’ feat Joseph O’Leary
During Rachel’s last Irish tour she shot the video for ‘Standing Still’ on location in Levis’ Corner House, Ballydehob featuring Joseph O’Leary. Shot by Ambiguous Fiddle last May, the historical 100-year-old village pub, which has seen Nick Cave, Kevin Costner, Jeffrey Irons behind the bar over the years, provided the perfect backdrop to the second single to be taken from Rachel’s record “Ghost of a Gardener”.
Daughter of Mennonite missionaries, Rachel Ries hails from the inspiring, vast expanses of South Dakota, by way of Zaire. Her formative years were filled with Congolese spirituals, Mennonite hymns and her mom singing her to sleep with The Carpenters. Currently splitting her time between rural Vermont and New York City, this year saw Ries return from a years-long hiatus with her third long player, Ghost of a Gardener.
Ghost of a Gardener has been warmly received across North America and Europe by the likes of UNCUT, NPR, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Exclaim and Daytrotter. Rachel Ries (“reese”) has recorded with Anais Mitchell, Gregory Alan Isakov(feat. on “Ghost of a Gardener”), Jeremy Messersmith and through extensive touring with Anais Mitchell, toured supporting Bon Iver and others. She was granted a Chicago Arts award in 2010, worked in Chicago theatre, toured Europe and the States, learned how to repair Wurlitzers and (kind of) play the drums
Tom Terrell [Canada]
Canadian Tom Terrell is making his Irish debut this October bringing his tales or real life rambling, gambling and heartbreak across the country in support of his debut self-titled record, out on 24th October.
Terrell was born and bred on west coast of Canada and migrated east to Nova Scotia in 2009. He has toured extensively in Canada and US.
Influenced by artists like Tom Waits, John Prine, Greg Brown and composers such as Oscar Peterson and Beethoven, Terrell produces a flavour that is modern and nostalgic.
Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.