Top acts announced for Cloughjordan Amphitheatre
Cloughjordan Amphitheatre kicks off its 2022 summer season in style with a weekend of concerts on June 10, 11 and 12 featuring the very best of homegrown Bluegrass, Americana, Roots, and New Country with Ye Vagabonds, The Lost Brothers, I Draw Slow, The Remedy Club and John Blek, all presented amuigh faoin spéir in the intimate and expansive outdoor venue.
Located in the heart of the ecovillage grounds, the Cloughjordan Community Amphitheatre was one of only a handful of venues that was able to operate throughout the covid restrictions, and this year returns to full capacity concerts with a full season of events planned. For the first time this year camping will be offered and its hoped many people will choose a weekend in the midlands as their summer concert choice.
The weekend kicks off on the night of Friday, June 10 with folk duo Ye Vagabonds. Brothers Brían and Diarmuid Mac Gloinn have just released their third album titled ‘Nine Waves’, and come to Cloughjordan straight from the live launch show in a sold-out Vicar Street the previous night. Support on the night comes from acclaimed country-blues husband and wife duo The Remedy Club, who have built up a formidable live reputation for their home-spun sounds.
On Saturday, critics’ favourites and new country troubadours The Lost Brothers - Mark McCausland and Oisin Leech – bring their distinctive sound to Tipperary. The duo are midway through a sold-out national tour and a well-honed touring set is to be savoured on a sunny summer evening. This duo are tipped to break through in the ongoing roots, folk and blues revival, and this could be a last opportunity to see them in such intimate surroundings.
Complimenting the catchy harmonies of The Lost Brother is singer-songwriter and guitarist John Blek. A songwriter of serious talent, with a contemplative take, his emotive voice and peerless guitar skills gives witness in every heartfelt note.
On Sunday night it’s the turn of acclaimed five-piece Dublin outfit I Draw Slow. I Draw Slow have released four albums and have a great live reputation. Their Sunday night performance will be their last appearance in Ireland before they continue their summer tour in the States.
It’s also one of the first opportunities to hear them perform their new album, which is due for release later in June.
The support acts play special acoustic matinee performances on Saturday and Sunday afternoon for weekend ticket holders. Tickets are available individually for all show also.
So, make your choice for a summer weekend of top-tier performers, playing amuigh faoinn spéir in a uniquely intimate and expansive venue, for what promises to be a music fans’ delight in June.
Tickets for all shows are priced at €25 and available through eventbrite.ie. Weekend and camping tickets also available. More info at facebook/clougharts.