South Tipp band The Cedartowns launch debut EP of original songs

The Cedartowns

The Cedartowns at the launch of their debut EP 'Shelter', at a concert in Raheen House Hotel. From left, Seamus Hayes, Mary Nugent, Tommy Kelly, Andrew Kennedy, Michelle Nugent and Tom Kenna.

The Cedartowns recently launched their debut EP, ‘Shelter’, with a memorable concert in Raheen House, Clonmel.

Recorded in John Fitzgerald’s Lettercollum Studio in Timoleague, West Cork, the six-track EP features live recordings of original songs, described by one reviewer as “uplifting music, affirming lyrics, featuring seasoned voices, rich in life’s experience. 

“These songs proclaim survival and independence". 

The South Tipp group was formed in 2013 and feature strong vocal harmonies from sisters Mary and Michelle Nugent, along with Tom Kenna (cittern, guitar), Seamus Hayes (guitars), Tommy Kelly (accordion, whistle) and Andrew Kennedy (bass). 

The Cedartowns thank everyone who helped in the production and launch of the EP, particularly Andy Keane for his mentoring and sound engineering; Black Lava Video Productions and all in Raheen House.

They are also grateful to everyone who joined them for the launch, with particular thanks extended to Golden Discs at the Showgrounds Shopping Centre, where the EP is currently on sale.

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The Cedartowns will be playing at The Clancy Brothers Festival in Carrick-on-Suir on Sunday, June 3rd and in Cleere's, Kilkenny on Saturday June 16th.