I Draw Slow

A special summer concert


$22 general / $18 members

Wed, Jul 17, 2019



Box Office


Irish Arts Center
553 W 51st Street
New York, New York 10019


Following sold-out shows on both sides of the Atlantic and appearances in music festivals across the globe, the beloved Dublin folk ensemble I Draw Slow returns to IAC for a one-night-only performance.

About the band

Featuring siblings Dave (vocals/guitar) and Louise Holden (vocals), Adrian Harton (violin), Colin Derham (clawhammer banjo), and Konrad Liddy (double bass), Dublin's I Draw Slow combines American folk and Irish storytelling traditions with close-harmony vocals, instrumentation, and subject matter. Their second album, Redhills, released in 2011, garnered attention internationally with the breakout track “Goldmine” featured on a Spotify playlist placement. The 2014 follow-up album, White Wave Chapel, reached No. 2 on Ireland’s iTunes chart, driven in part by the video for “Valentine,” which featured Game of Thrones actor Aiden Gillen. In April 2017, the band released their debut with Compass Records, Turn Your Face to the Sun, funded entirely through crowd-funding and tracked over one weekend in County Wicklow, Ireland, with engineer Brian Masterson (U2, Van Morrison).

Between albums, I Draw Slow has toured internationally in both solo shows and festivals, appearing at MerleFest, Pickathon, Wintergrass, RockyGrass, Grey Fox, Red Wing, Edmonton Folk Fest and High Sierra Music Festival. They’ve also appeared on many radio shows, including “Mountain Stage.”

Our Supporters

Irish Arts Center programs are supported, in part, by government, foundation, and corporate partners including Culture Ireland, the agency for the promotion of Irish arts worldwide; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office and the New York City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; the National Endowment for the Arts; Howard Gilman Foundation; Jerome L. Greene Foundation; the Charina Endowment Fund; The Shubert Foundation, Inc.; M&T Bank; The Ireland Funds; Northern Ireland Bureau; the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Consulate of Ireland in New York; Tourism Ireland; and thousands of generous donors like you.

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