Freddie White for Main Guard gig

Clonmel Folk Club

Freddie White for Main Guard gig

Freddie White will play the Clonmel Folk Club at the Main Guard Clonmel on Tuesday, June 7.

Freddie White has been part of the fabric of the live music scene in Ireland since the 1970s.

Born in Cobh, County Cork into a musical family, by age thirteen Freddie was playing in school bands and by seventeen playing professionally.

At nineteen, he moved to London, where he busked in subways, and developed his unique voice and guitar style.

In 1974, he was a founding member of ‘Scullion’, together with Philip King and Sonny Condell. Later he formed ‘The Fake’, regarded as one of the seminal Irish bands of the late ‘70s.

Next came The Freddie White Band formed in 1978, which toured with Eric Clapton that year. His first album, Live on Tour, recorded by Nicky Ryan while touring with Clannad, brought him national attention. His second album, Do You Do, was the biggest selling Mulligan Label album of 1981.

With these early albums, Freddie introduced an eclectic repertoire of music, which spanned musical genres and eras, to an Irish audience. Freddie's latest album Better Days, is a collection of ten original songs, all but one was written in 2014 by Freddie and Trish. The album was recorded in Sydney, Australia where they now live.