Irish Acoustic Folk Band BILLOW WOOD announce Release of Double A:
‘Old Friend’ & ‘Running From Wolf’
taken from Album ‘Walls of Caves’ Out Fri March 6th 2020 + National & International Tour dates Announced! (see below)
Brand new Irish band Billow Wood, are a male/female four-piece who fuse their unique brand of instrumentation with multi-vocals and harmonies. They are influenced by Irish traditional and folk music often accompanied by bass and drums. They have just announced the release of their debut LP ‘Walls of Caves’ set to be released on Fri March 6th 2020. The LP was Mixed and Mastered by Martin Quinn, JAM Studios, Kells, Co Meath.
Winners of Ballyshannon’s Folk Festival showcase for their original music in July 2017, they went on to release their debut EP ‘Can you see me’. In October 2017 the band sold out the launch of the EP in Whelan’s Live Music Venue, Dublin. Since then, they have digitally released their new single ‘Two Doves’ which was chosen by Joe.ie as their song of the day. Check out the beautiful video to accompany it, directed by the very talented Ciarán O’Donnell
These four members are often outnumbered with instruments on stage with Mark O’Donnell on fiddle and guitar, Harry Lawlor on Harp and guitar, Ciara O’Donnell on Bodhrán, flute and whistles and Bríd O’Donnell on accordion. Nevertheless their blend of Irish instrumentation and vocal harmonies is a sound not to miss!
Upcoming Single ‘Running From Wolf’ uses the metaphor of a ‘Wolf’ depicting time, chasing, gnawing at their back and how living in modern society has us always chasing time or searching to extend the amount of time we have. If we don’t ‘keep up the pace and pick up the slack’ we will not be able to survive efficiently. The second track on the Double A is ‘Old Friend’, a song inspired by a love and friendship lost, a reflection on past regrets, and the desire to reach out in friendship although the romance has failed.
The high energy, rhythmical chorus, punches and melodic tones to Billow Woods music is sure to set the band on the precipice of many a new fans in 2020, so be sure to keep up to date by checking out their website www.billowwood.com as well as all the usual social media sites listed below!
International & National Tour dates 2020:
11.1.20 Royal Theater Castlebar, Mayo (Hermitage Green Support)
29.1.20 Ballina Arts Centre, Mayo (Album Prelaunch show)
7.3.20 Dudelange, Luxembourg (Zeltik Festival)
12.3.20 Billy-Montigny, France
13.3.20 Billy-Montigny, France
20.3.20 Ossingen, Switzerland
21.3.20 Herimenkeller, Switzerland
2.4.20 Monroe’s venue, Galway (TBC)
3.4.20 Dolan’s venue, Limerick (TBC)
4.4.20 Cuppa Tea TV, Shannon, Clare
5.4.20 Kenny’s venue, Lahinch (TBC)
11.4.20 Arnold’s Hotle, Dunfanaghy, Donegal
16.4.20 Whelans Venue, Dublin
6.5.20 Ghost Light Sessions, Donegal
22-31.5.20 Chicago – mini tour
12.5.20 Lichtergeld Folk Festival, Germany
11.6.20 Schleswig-Holstein Music Fest, Germany
20.7.20 Hanau Folk Festival, Germany
21.7.20 Bad Homburg, Open Air garden concert, Germany
2.8.20 Independence Festival, Cork
8.8.20 Fleadh Ceoil na hEireann, Mullingar (All Ireland Feladh)
9.10 – 22.11.20 Irish Folk Festival Tour, 34 show theatre tour around Germany.
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