September 27, 2023

Another Lover:

The beautiful folk americana harmonies of Galway band – The Raines – are captured in perfect song with their new single ‘Another Lover’ . In line with this, the single release coincides with their first ever Irish tour in June.  

What is more, Galway fans of the trio of Ruth Dillon, Juliana Erkkonen and Yvonne Tiernan can catch their live performance at three city and county locations. These are the Station House Clifden on June 12th, Monroe’s Tavern for the Galway Folk Festival on June 17th and Áras Éanna on Inis Oirr, on August 20th.

Top Class Team:

Award winning producer, Brian Masterson, works with the likes of The Chieftains, Van Morrison, Willie Nelson and the Bothy Band. And now he has mixed and mastered the track for The Raines. In addition, the single features top musicians Ivan O’Shea, Juliana Erkkonen and Cesar Benzoni.

Not only that, but ‘Another Lover’ features Galway’s John O’Dwyer on bass and Cormac Dunne on drums. All in all, the result is the band effortlessly deliver the raw emotion of this universal theme.

Single Cover for Galway based folk Americana band The Raines

Who are The Raines?

If you would like to know more about this unique trio, then read on. The Raines comprises of Ruth Dillon (vocals, guitar, ukulele) who has toured and recorded with the legendary Dolores Keane. As well as this, she is a former member of The Molly Hicks and has three solo albums.

On fiddle and vocals we find Juliana Erkkonen. This talented musician is at the forefront of the Americana musical scene in Ireland. Additionally, she has released seven albums with a diverse range of acts.

Lastly, Yvonne Tiernan is very well known in Galway circles. She divides her time between her home in Barna and her beloved Inis Oirr – one of Galway’s three Aran Islands. In essence, she brings with her a wealth of experience having toured with ‘The Chieftains’ as lead singer. As such, she expresses her musical stylings through her vocals and playing the ukelele.

“The part we love most about being in The Raines, is playing our music to a live audience,” says Yvonne.

“We are thrilled to be kicking off our first Irish tour in Whelans Dublin on June 3rd and taking the band on the road to play live around the country.”

Tickets on sale now via and Galway Folk Festival.

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