The Raines Forest Fest
The Raines Forest Fest

Galway-based folk Americana group, The Raines, have just released their eagerly awaited debut album ‘Reverie’. The album showcases the band’s deep connection, unique blend of musical styles and features a collection of captivating songs.

The Raines, comprised of Ruth Dillon, Yvonne Tiernan and Juliana Erkkonen have been making waves in the music scene with their last five singles going to No.1 in the iTunes charts.

On the release of the album, Ruth Dillon said “My warmest feeling about working on ‘Reverie’ is the beautiful musical union and friendship built between myself, Yvonne and Juliana. We worked hard to bring an album that is full of connection, textured and melodic but that would also honour our own individual voices and styles.”

Yvonne Tiernan said “Holding our album ‘Reverie’ in my hands is very meaningful as it has been a lifetime in the making for me personally having worked in the music industry since I was 17. It’s a joy to be part of a band that works so well together and to have created this collection of music we love is enough.” 

And Juliana Erkkonen said “It has been a such a rewarding experience for me recording this album as I composed and recorded all my violin/strings and vocals in my own studio which I have been developing over the last few years. I am incredibly proud of how it turned out”.

‘Reverie’ is set to be a standout album in the folk Americana genre, a reflection of female sensitivity, intuition, sincerity, and inspiration and showcases the distinct musical style and skill of The Raines.

The Raines comprises of Ruth Dillon (vocals, guitar, ukulele) who has toured and recorded with the legendary vocalist Dolores Keane, is a former member of The Molly Hicks, and has three solo albums of her own. Yvonne Tiernan (vocals/ukulele/percussion) who has toured the world with numerous bands, most significantly as the lead singer with ‘The Chieftains’ and Juliana Erkkonen (fiddle and vocals) has been at the forefront of the Americana musical scene in Ireland and has released 8 albums with a diverse range of acts. 


The Raines play Forest Fest on July 22.