Three For Three #3

Three times the charm...

In conjunction with Three Sisters 2020*, the collective currently championing the wealth of creativity to be found on the south-east coast of Ireland, the Three For Three series will focus on bands/artists from Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford.

The last segment in the Three For Three series is below. Restricting the series to just 9 bands was tough and it will take some time to come to terms with the decision to omit the wonderful talents of Basciville, The Casanova Wave, Frankenstein Bolts, Corner Boy and more which just goes to show the creativity and diversity that the southeast has to offer. So to the last edition of...Three For Three.

1. Paul Creane & The Changing Band

As the name suggests, the key to Paul Creane and his Changing Band is their continual commitment to the evolution of their sound and the art of the song. From the sensitive subtleties of first record Tommy Black & The Twelve Days of Lucy to the more Americana stylings of 2014 follow-up The Clock to the jagged electric edges promised by the forthcoming EP Spring Easy, the Wexford group are stockpiling an impressive catalogue of fine releases.

Listen to: Low Ground (below), In Lieu of You, She's A Flag, I'm a Soldier, We Are a Country

2. Cat Dowling

South Kilkenny singer Cat Dowling does well what other songwriters continuously struggle to do: wrap dark content neatly in an upbeat pop package. Previously of Alphastates and Babelfish, Cat is back later this year with new record 

Listen to: The Believer (below), Come On, Sing You To Sleep 

3. Band of Clouds 

Somewhat of a Déise supergroup with key man John Haggis (guitar, bass, drums, vocals) as its nucleus, Band of Clouds is a floating collective of creative souls making good music. Scratch that - great music.

Listen to: Cat Cuts (below), I've Searched Night & Day, Who Shot The Bluejay?

*In a bid to win the title of European Capital of Culture for Ireland in 2020 the three counties of Kilkenny, Waterford & Wexford have come together to transform the South East region and collectively focus the creative & cultural energy of Ireland’s most dynamic landscape.

For more on Three Sisters 2020 visit:

- For previous 'Three For Three' articles click here

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