When three folk musicians from diverse backgrounds came together to form The Raines, great things were bound to happen.
Formed after meeting on Inis Oírr, off the West coast of Ireland, Yvonne Tiernan, Ruth Dillon and Juliana Erkkonen, all talented musicians with eye-opening resumes, the idea to form The Raines was born. The chemistry was instant and fans are going wild over the mix of vocal harmonies, rhythmic strings, honest lyrics with a bit of unexpected Americana added to the mix.
Following a standout year for The Raines that saw the release of their critically acclaimed single ‘Another Lover’, a sold-out Irish Tour and appearances on the esteemed “Sunday with Miriam O'Callaghan" and “The Ray D’Arcy Show” on RTÉ Radio 1, their new single ‘Leaves Shake’ is sure to finish their year off on a high note.
Their latest offering Leaves Shake is released on Friday November 25th and once again showcases their exquisite blend of vocal harmonies and lush string arrangements.
Barry Egan, from the Independent.ie, said in a recent review - “The Raines put me in mind of something from Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue from 1975 - particularly with the parts with Scarlet Rivera on violin opposite Bob - meets an edgy Emmylou Harris...”