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 addition of Brendan Hunter on drums, finished the recording of brand new original material which can be viewed here.
Because of the quality of writing and performance I was left wanting more
Nicky Rossiter, Irish Music Magazine
A cornucopia of roots, cafe and country songs…
Bulmers Original Artists Music Trail
What makes The Cedartowns stand out is the high quality of their own material…
Cashel Arts Festival
“The Cedartowns are a fantastic, lively group who have supported big names for us at Ballykeeffe Amphitheatre including Jack L and Anuna. They were also a huge hit when they played at our 2018 season launch. Their unique folk style coupled with a mix of original melodies and beautiful harmonies perfectly complimented our venue and proved very popular with the several hundred people in attendance”
- Ruth Marnell, Ballykeeffe Amphitheartre
“A cornucopia of roots, café and country songs”
- Bulmers Original Artists Music Trail
“Great harmonies; playful, enjoyable melodies”
- Eirecana, Taste of America
“One moment we were transported by the music to the cafés of Paris, at other times to the taverns of Madrid, then across the Atlantic to the Appalachian Mountains…”