Billow Wood

Folk
Ballina, County Mayo
6456

Billow Wood are an exciting new band committed to creating a new fusion sound for people of all ages to enjoy.

Based in the West of Ireland, Billow Wood produce original music that can be considered Folk, Indie Folk, Indie Rock/pop. Their fresh sound integrates Irish instrumentation (harp, tin-whistle, accordion, fiddle) and mainstream sounds (guitar, bass and percussion) with mainstream pop/folk vocals and harmonies.

The band is made up of Ciara O' Donnell (whistles, flute, bodhran, vocals), Brid O' Donnell (accordion, vocals), Harry Lawlor (guitar, harp, vocals) and Mark O' Donnell (fiddle, guitar, vocals).

Following the release of their debut EP “Can You See Me” to a sell out crowd in Whelans music venue, they were featured in Volume 41 issue 21 of the very prestigious Hot Press magazine in their 'Rising Acts You Should Keep an Eye and Ear on' section. Their first single “Turn Out The Light” was the official song for Pieta House fundraising campaign “On Your Bike to Save a Life”, which they showcased live in Today Fm with Fergal Darcy. Their singles 'Two Doves and ‘Pushin’ and Shovin’' were both featured as JOE.ie's song of the Day upon their release, and received a fantastic response from the followers of the site.

Billow Wood have released their single Pushin' and Shovin' to a fantastic response both home and abroad following their US tour, taking in Orlando, Nashville, Indianapolis, Cincinnati and Milwaukee on their travels with funding from Culture Ireland. Following this, Billow Wood have played a sell out HomeTown concert in Ballina Art Centre. The band have also picked up advise and tricks of the trade from established Irish artistis while supporting Aslan, Mundy, De Dannan to name a few.

Billow Wood were excited to release their debut album "Walls Of Caves" on March 6th 2020.

2019
- Headline show in Whelans, Dublin.
- 19 concerts in Germany with Irish Heart Beat Tour.
- Performed at the Chicago Gaelic Park festival
- White Horse Stage - Doolin Folk Fest
- Claremorris Folk Fest
- US Tour September - October

2020
- Support slot with Hermitage in the TF Royal Theatre Castlebar
- Album release in conjunction with Other Voices in February in Ballina Co. Mayo.
- Zeltik Festival Luxembourg
- Asso Fest France
- Irish Tour March 2020 taking in Whelans, Dolans and the Roisin Dubh.
- Claremorris Folk Fest

The group are looking forward to showcasing their new original to festival audiences this year in Ireland, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland, France and the US.

P R E S S:
'Rising acts you should keep and eye and an ear on' - Hot Press Magazine

‘Be prepared for their unique brand of instrumentation, multi-vocals and harmonies' – InspireMe

'This is indeed an impressive debut, brimful of confidence in all departments and a pocketful of upful songs that’ll take Billow Wood around the world a fair few times' - Jackie Hayden Hot Press

Contact:
086 219 1661

Press Email: billowwood@gmail.com

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