On 20 March
the BIB published news of the rising young bluegrass band Mile Twelve
(above) from Boston, Mass., who will be playing at the 3rd Mountain Roots Music Weekend
in Cahirsiveen, Co. Kerry, over the May bank holiday weekend. We also gave a preliminary list of the other dates in their three-week tour of Ireland. Three days later
the indispensable John Nyhan
, organiser of the tour, sent us an account of how it came about, together with a promise of full details as soon as possible.
So thanks to John now for his tour poster with the complete schedule
, from which the following information is taken. Mile Twelve
- described as 'a fresh voice in bluegrass music, covering classic and contemporary' – consist of Catherine 'BB' Bowness
(banjo, vocals), Bronwyn Keith-Hynes
(fiddle, vocals), Evan Murphy
(guitar, vocals), and Nate Sabat
Mon. 18th: The Mill Bar, Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare, 9.00 p.m.; tel. 086 8464509 (a Sixmilebridge Folk Club Presentation)
Tues. 19th: Radio Special Live, 8.30 p.m.; tune in at C103.ie
Wed. 20th: St John's Theatre, Listowel, Co. Kerry, 8.00 p.m.; tel. 068 22566
Thurs. 21st: Colfer's Bar, Carrig-on-Bannow, Co. Wexford, 9.00 p.m.; tel. 051 561159
Fri. 22nd: Coastguard Cultural Centre, Love Lane, Tramore, Co. Waterford, 8.00 p.m.; support act Gerry Madden and Friends
(bluegrass); tel. 051 391656
Sat. 23rd: Tigh An Cheoil, Ring, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, 9.00 p.m.; tel. 087 9898560
Sun. 24th: Griffins Garden Centre, Dripsey, Co. Cork, 2.00 p.m.; tel. 087 7921771
Mon. 25th: Village Arts Centre, Kilworth, Co. Cork, 8.15 p.m.; tel. 087 7921771
Wed. 27th: The Market House, Milltown Malbay, Co. Clare, 9.00 p.m.; tel. 087 6881650
Thurs. 28th: Nosh and Coffee, Unit 27, Ballincollig Shopping Centre, Ballincollig, Co. Cork, 8.00 p.m.; tel. 087 2600684
Fri. 29th Apr.-Sun. 1st May: Cahersiveen Mountain Roots Weekend
, Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry (various times); tel. 087 1715949
Mon. 2nd May: Mannion's Bar, Main St., Balla, Co. Mayo, 7.30 p.m.; tel. 087 2296018
Wed. 4th: Mallow Library, Mallow, Co. Cork, 3.30 p.m.; tel. 087 7921771
O’Donovan’s Hotel, Clonakilty, Co. Cork, 9.00 p.m., with Gordon and Rosie
(old-time/bluegrass); tel. 087 6723156
Thurs. 5th: Millstreet Library, Millstreet, Co. Cork, 3.00 p.m.; tel. 087 7921771
Fri. 6th: Kanturk Library, Kanturk, Co. Cork, 3.00 p.m.
Thomas Fitzgerald Centre, Bruff, Co. Limerick, 8.00 p.m.; tel. 086 3027976
Sat. 7th: Rory Gallagher Music Library, Grand Parade, Cork city, 1.00 p.m.; tel. 087 7921771
For further enquiries on any of the above, contact John Nyhan by 'phone (087 7921771) or e-mail
BIB editor's note: IMO, all bluegrass enthusiasts should find Mile Twelve a treat; as a banjo-player, I particularly enjoy the playing of BB Bowness.
Update 14 Apr.
: Two more dates can now be added to the final week of the tour:
Thurs. 5th May: Mitchelstown Library, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork, 11.00 a.m.
Fri. 6th: Charleville Library, Charleville, Co. Cork, 11.00 a.m.
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