Clara Rose

Maynooth, County Kildare

Clara Rose is a raw, original, Irish Roots and Blues musician. Her unique blend of raunchy blues, mesmerising folk and sultry roots are sure to salve the soul. Her songs weave toe tappin' stories of love, loss, lust & lore as her voice, "soars and swoops with the ease of an opera star running through her scales" (Eamon Carr, The Dubliner)
Throughout her career Clara Rose has shared the stage with such Irish legends as Horslips’ Johnny Fean, Brian Downey, Henry McCullough and Rob Strong.
Her stunning debut album, "A Portfolio" features 12 tracks -10 of which are original. It is available from her website;, and from Tower Records (Wicklow Street).
Clara Rose is joined by a 4 piece backing band. They have recently returned from a successful nationwide tour. They wowed audiences in top venues such as; The Odessa Club (Dublin Album Launch), McKenna’s Brewery (Monaghan Album launch), Auntie Annies (Belfast) and Bewleys Café Theatre.
Fresh from her tour Clara Rose is now previewing new material as well as performing a selection of tracks from her acclaimed album. Clara Rose & Band’s new show is not to be missed!


Hotpress – Jackie Hayden – 3.5 stars
“Smouldering set from blues – folk singer…Backed by a sterling bunch of Irish musicians of the calibre of James Delaney, Gavin Ralston and KJ McEvoy, Rose brings a raw rootsy blues edge to the vocals on her enticing folk and folk rock”

The Dubliner - (by EamonCarr) – 3 stars
“Clara Rose’s voice soars and swoops with the ease of an opera star running through her scales”

Irish Times Review of Flat Lake festival performance - August 2009:
with Clara Rose, you "take the best of the McGarrigle sisters, add a bunch of accomplished musicians and some finger clickin' blues..."

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