I Draw Slow - in aid of Naas Food Bank

Dublin International music award nominated roots band

Old Dara CinemaNaas

Event Details

  • Fri 17 Feb  2017
  • 8.30pm

  • Venue Details
    Old Dara Cinema

    Co Kildare

"I Draw Slow" return to Naas this winter, following on from their triumphant 2016 gigs and the roaring success of their last 2 live performances here. This time they take the stage in the ambient Old Dara Cinema all in aid of a great cause: The Naas Food Bank.

I Draw Slow is a five-piece outfit comprising vocals, guitar, fiddle, banjo and double bass. Holden siblings Dave (guitar) and Louise (vocals) have been writing together for two decades. In 2008 the pair teamed up with Violinist Adrian Hart, Claw hammer banjo player Colin Derham, Double bassist Konrad Liddy to form I Draw Slow

The Sound: Alt-country, folk, roots, old-time, Americana The five have created a new sound, rooted in the old time style of the Appalachian Mountains, drawing on Irish traditional music and modern Americana. However, this is a whole new songbook of stories and melodies. These are dark tales of debauchery and trouble swinging from the kind of well-crafted melodies that survive.

The group have been drumming up enthusiastic reviews in Ireland since the release of their top 10 selling second album, Redhills. Irish national broadcaster RTE made Redhills album of the week and Redhills has been welcomed to the playlists of stations across the country. However, their impact abroad is redrawing the map for these Irish/Americana songwriters.

I DRAW SLOW’s 2014 released 3rd album, WHITE WAVE CHAPEL is a creative progression for I DRAW SLOW. The sound is rooted in the style of the Appalachian Mountains and draws on the traditions of Irish music while incorporating all that’s great about modern Americana. I DRAW SLOW have created a whole new songbook of stories and melodies with this album. It features tales of dark and light, of debauchery and love, of trouble and joy that are sure to become firm favourites with their growing fan base at home and abroad.

They have been described in the UK press as “American top league equivalents” destined “to blow the opposition away”, drawing favourable comparisons with Gillian Welsh and Alison Krauss. The band has played to audiences in the UK, Germany, Denmark and Belgium and started 2012 with a performance with the Legendary B??©la Fleck and the Flecktones and an appearance at the Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow Scotland.

The band will be performing songs fron their pending 2016 4th Album release along with crowd favourites .

Ticket Details will be released soon and as always,  email contact@downdaroad.com to join our mailing list and be first to hear about earlybird tickets and special offers!

This live concert will all be in aid of a very worthy cause in our community:

The Food Bank on Main St

‘Helping to feed the hidden hungry’

Main Street Foodbank is an initiative started in December 2012 Since then, with fantastic support from the local community, their drop-in centre has been operating every week, where currently (July 2016) an average of 93 individuals and families access the service for help.

In Ireland, food poverty has emerged as an increasingly important issue; recent findings by the Department of Social Protection disclosed 10% of the population in Ireland are living in food poverty.

Facts about food poverty in Ireland:

  • 1 in 4 of the population live in deprivation
  • 1 in 7 of those at risk of poverty has a job
  • 750,000 people live very close to the breadline

Today people across Ireland struggle to feed themselves and their families. Redundancy, illness, benefit delay, domestic violence, debt, family breakdown and paying for the additional household costs are just some of the reasons why people go hungry.

Naas Foodbank helps to feed these ‘hidden hungry’ in our community because nobody should have to go without food on their tables.

Please join us to experience the widely adored I Draw Slow Live in the beautiful, iconic and ambient Old Dara Cinema.

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