Made up of Mary and Michele Nugent, Tom Kenna, Andrew Kennedy, Seamus Hayes and Brendan Hunter, The Cedartowns blend influences of blues, folk and pop sensibilities into a distinct and exciting new sound.
Well crafted original songs feature the blood harmonies of Mary and Michele Nugent, complemented by excellent musicianship.
A popular band on the festival scene, The Cedartowns have brought their dynamic and beautiful song-writing to the likes of the Gravity Festival, The Junction Festival, Clonacody house, Clonmel Busking, Clonmel Applefest and Cashel Arts festivals. They have played to sell-out gigs at the Clonmel & Portlaw Folk Clubs, Bunmahon Geopark and in 2017, played support to Anuna and Jack Lukeman at the Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre.
In 2018, the band released their debut EP Shelter, followed by single releases Appletown in 2019 and Cold Feet in 2021. They have, in 2022, with the new addition of Brendan Hunter on drums, finished the recording of brand new material which can be viewed in the video or EPK section on this site.
The Cedartowns' music is a journey of emotive melodies, foot-stomping tunes and sweet harmonies that translate beautifully from intimate setting to the stage.
Brendan started drumming for the Cedartowns in 2021. He brings experience in an array of genres, having played with various blues, rock and folk bands since the early 2000s, including the Mary Nugent Band where he first teamed up with Mary and Seamus.