The Cloughjordan Amphitheater kicks off its 2022 summer season in style with a weekend of concerts on June 10, 11 and 12 featuring the best of Bluegrass, Americana, Roots and New Country with Ye Vagabonds, The Lost Brothers, I Draw Slow, The Remedy Club and John Blek, all presented high quality speir in the intimate and expansive outdoor venue.
Located in the heart of the Ecovillage grounds, the Cloughjordan Community Amphitheater was one of the few venues able to operate throughout the covid restrictions, and this year is returning to concerts at full capacity with a full season of events planned. For the first time this year camping will be offered and it is hoped that many people will choose a weekend in the Midlands as their summer gig choice.
The weekend starts on the night of Friday June 10 with the folk duo Ye Vagabonds. Brothers Brían and Diarmuid Mac Gloinn have just released their third album titled ‘Nine Waves’ and come to Cloughjordan straight after the live launch show at a sold out Vicar street the night before. Support for the evening comes from acclaimed country-blues husband and wife duo The Remedy Club, who have built a tremendous reputation live for their homemade sounds.
On Saturday, critics’ favorites and new country troubadours The Lost Brothers – Mark McCausland and Oisin Leech – bring their distinctive sound to Tipperary. The duo are halfway through a sold-out national tour and a well-rehearsed touring set is to be enjoyed on a sunny summer’s evening. This duo is expected to break into the current roots, folk and blues revival, and this could be a last opportunity to see them in such an intimate setting.
Singer-songwriter and guitarist John Blek completes The Lost Brother’s catchy harmonies. A seriously talented songwriter, with a contemplative take, his emotive vocals and peerless guitar skills speak to every heartfelt note.
Sunday night is the turn of I Draw Slow, Dublin’s acclaimed five-piece outfit. I Draw Slow have released four albums and have an excellent live reputation. Their Sunday night performance will be their last appearance in Ireland before continuing their summer tour of the United States.
It’s also one of the first opportunities to hear them perform their new album, due out later in June.
Supporting numbers play special acoustic matinee performances on Saturday and Sunday afternoon for weekend ticket holders. Tickets are also available individually for all shows.
So take your pick for a summer weekend of top artists, playing amuigh faoinn spéir in a unique and expansive venue, for what promises to be a music fan’s delight in June.
Tickets for all shows are priced at €25 and available on eventbrite.ie. Weekend and camping tickets also available. More info on facebook/clougharts.