Friday, 29 August 2008

Carmel Sheerin & the Ravens: new CD

Carmel Sheerin & the Ravens (Ireland), who won the title of #1 European Bluegrass Band at the EBMA's EWOB Festival 2005, will launch their second album, Here with you, in the Loft, Cooney’s Hotel, Ballymahon, Co. Longford, on Monday 1 September.

They will be joined by some of Ireland’s top musical acts, including Simon Casey and Declan Nerney, as well as Northern Exposure - a three-piece bluegrass band from Lurgan, Co. Armagh, of which the Ravens' fine banjo player, Jonathan Toman, is a member. The appearance of Simon Casey and Declan Nerney shows the high regard for the Sheerins on the Irish musical scene.

The new album includes seven songs by Dessie and Danny Sheerin, and a further song co-written by Danny & renowned American artist Tim O’Brien, who provides backing vocal on this song and has added it to his own latest album. The band have already been invited to perform in Nashville in 2009, and hope to promote their new album at festivals in Ireland, England, Scotland, and Holland next summer.