Roger Ryan's Country Cuts
Roger Ryan of the Country Music Association of Ireland sends the following country music news:
The Annual Irish Steel Guitar Festival will take place at the Green Isle Hotel, Dublin, over the weekend of Sat Oct 15th and Sun Oct 16th. As usual it will feature the cream of Steel Guitar players from Ireland and all over Europe with U.S. Steel player Russ Hicks as the star attraction.The hotel is offering attractive weekend packages of accomodation etc for the festival.
Hank Wedel, who is a regular and very popular performer in Cork and surrounding areas, has released a fantastic new CD on the market called Living In The Land Of Love. All the 10 tracks on the album were written or co-written by Hank himself and the opening track 'Too Gone Too Young' is already receiving extensive airplay all over Ireland.
Barry & Holly Tashian & E-5 Band from Nashville, will begin a 2 weeks tour of Ireland on Oct. 19th. which includes the following dates in the Cork area;
Fri 21st. Recital @ City Library, Cork, @ 11.00am. Sat. 22nd. Rockies Club @ 9.30pm, Mon. 24th. The Village Arts Centre, Kilworth, Co. Cork, @ 8.15pm.
They will also perform at St.John's Theatre, Listowel, on Thursday Oct 20th, and the Library, Kilmacthomas, Co.Waterford, on Friday Oct. 21st. and the Bunratty Music Fest on Sun. Oct. 23rd.
On Friday Oct. 14th. @ 11.00am Peter Harrington will present a country music programme on the Life & Music of Cowboy Jack Clement, Singer, Songwriter, Producer, and Nashville Legend. This programme is part of a regular series on Country Music which takes place on the second Friday of every month at the Rory Gallagher section of the City Library, Grand Parade, and is open to the general public, with free admission.
Rattlesnake County run a weekly session called The Sundown Sessions at The Raven Bar, 100 South Main St, Cork. We play a broad mix of bluegrass, country, folk, Americana etc. We're there every Wednesday night at 9:30pm and the session is open to anybody to join in. If anyone around Cork wants to sit in on the session or listen, they're more than welcome! Here is a clip of us playing Caleb Meyer at the session - http://youtu.be/tDgNo2KWuiU Please visit our page - https://www.facebook.com/TheSundownSessionsAtTheRavenBar for more info This is a weekly jam (session) for all in the Cork area to get out and play, learn, teach and share.
On Sunday 9th October, @ 8pm the Cork Opera House will present 'Rolling Back The Years with Legends of the Showband Era'. Memories of famous dance hall nights will come flooding back on the night, from the Arcadia Cork to Redbarn in Youghal to the Lilac in Enniskeane to the Majorca in Crosshaven and the Stardust on the Grand Parade. It is a historic occasion on Sunday October 9th, not to be missed with the legendary Art Supple of the Victors, Joe Mac from the Dixies, a tribute to the late great Cork stars such as Brendan O’Brien and Glenn Curtin. Terry McCarthy with his beautiful voice from the Dixies and the famous Tony Stevens with such classics as ‘When We Were Young’. The wonderful East Cork trio Crystal Swing – Derek, Dervla and Mary - will be performing along with Cork comedy legends Noel Barrett and Pat Sullivan as Joint MCs.
Hosts - Phil Mack - Shauna McStravock - Sean Wallace.
Hosts - Hugh O'Brien - Phil Mack - Shauna McStravock.
Hosts - Phil Mack - Shauna McStravock - Sean Wallace
Wed. 1st: Baker's Bar, Parnell St., Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, 8.30 p.m. Tel. 086 1702021
Thurs. 2nd: Rossmore Theatre, Rossmore, Co. Cork, 8.00 p.m. Tel. 086 4481086
Fri. 3rd: Coastguard Cultural Centre, Love Lane, Tramore, Co. Waterford, 8.00 p.m. Tel. 051 391656
Sat. 4th: Firkin Crane Theatre, John Redmond St., Shandon, Cork city, 8.00 p.m.; support act Greenshine. Tel. 021 4507487
Sun. 5th: Old Schoolhouse, Clashmore, Co. Waterford, 8.00 p.m. Tel. 087 4148651
Wed. 8th: Schoolyard Theatre, Charleville, Co. Cork, 8.30 p.m. Tel. 087 1804870
Thurs. 9th: St John's Theatre, Listowel, Co. Kerry, 8.00 p.m. Tel. 086 22566
Fri. 10th: Seamus Ennis Arts Centre, Naul, Co. Dublin, 8.30 p.m. Tel. 01 8020898
Sat. 11th: Beehive Bar, Ardara, Co. Donegal, 8.30 p.m. Tel. 087 6900714
Sun. 12th: Mannion's Bar, Balla, Co. Mayo, 8.00 p.m. Tel. 087 2296018
Mon. 13th: The Red Room, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone.
A country music recital based on the career of Merle Haggard will be presented at the Cork City Library, Grand Parade, Cork, on Friday March 10th by regular presenter and country music historian, Peter Harrington. Peter has a vast knowledge of country music songwriters and as he said, there's no better writer than the late great Merle Haggard. Known as the Poet of the Common People, Merle Haggard has written and recorded some classic country tunes and in the time allowed, Peter will try and include a cross section of his outstanding career. These popular record sessions take place every month at the Rory Gallagher section in the City library. They begin at 11.00am and are free to the general public. If you would like to be reminded of all events at the library, just give them your mobile number, and you will be kept well advised.
The 2nd Woodbine Bluegrass Jamboree will be staged in Athy, Co.Carlow, between Friday July and Sunday July 9th and the lineup is now complete, with Amy & Evan Lyons (Tipperary), Colonel Bullshot Rides Again (Mayo), and hosts Woodbine kicking it off on Friday 7 July. Filling the Saturday 8 July programme is Clem O'Brien (Laois), the Watery Hill Boys (Drogheda, Co. Louth), and hosts Woodbine. Full details on Woodbine's website Jamboree page and Facebook. Jams will be held each night after the concert, and in Pat Dunne's lounge, Athy, at 2.00 p.m. on Saturday 8 July.
Following his appearance at the Belfast Nashville Songwriters Fest, multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter Darrell Scott will embark on a short tour of Ireland and will perform at the following venues:
Thurs. 2nd-Fri. 3rd: 13th United Airlines Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival
Sat, March 4th. Civic Theatre, Tallaght.
Sun. 5th: The White Horse, Ballincollig, Co. Cork
Thurs. 9th: Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
Sun. 12th: Hawk's Well Theatre, Sligo town
Mon. 13th-Wed. 15th: Songwriting intensive workshop, Kinvara, Co. Galway
Darrell Scott has collaborated with Steve Earle, Sam Bush, Emmylou Harris, John Cowan, Verlon Thompson, Guy Clark, Tim O'Brien, Kate Rusby, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Mary Gauthier, and many others. His album with Tim O'Brien, We’re usually a lot better than this, was released in October 2012. His music has attracted a growing fanbase, and he tours regularly with his own band. In early 2005 his Theatre of the unheard was Album of the Year in the 4th Annual Independent Music Awards. His latest album, Crooked road, was released on 25 May 2010. Plenty of videos of his music are on his website or YouTube.
THURS 23rd MARCH VILLAGE ARTS CENTRE, KILWORTH, CO CORK BOOKING Tel No 025 32227 or 087 6492514.
THURS 27th APRIL TOUR ARD THEATRE, CHURCH STREET, MOATE, CO WESTMEATH BOOKING Tel No 090 6482042
THURS 25th MAY RIVERSIDE PARK HOTEL, MACROOM, CO CORK BOOKING Tel No 087 1663395.
After another hugely successful festival last year with headliners; Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood and Eric Church, C2C Fest. is delighted to announce that it will return for a fifth year on 10 - 12 March 2017 to London and the O3 Dublin. The festival will bring three full days of the best in country music and programming that fans have come to love and expect from the weekend. Fans can see enjoy performances from the world’s best country stars as well as emerging talent from Nashville, UK and Europe. This is Ireland’s biggest country music festival and Country To Country 2017 will take place at the 3Arena, Dublin from Friday 10 to Sunday 12 March. Featuring the biggest country music stars in the world including Zac Brown Band, Brad Paisley, Reba McEntire, Marty Stuart, Chris Young, Darius Rucker and many many more. Tickets on sale now from Ticketmaster.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwowhrWduSw
Gerri Deane & Country Collective.
The exciting new and talented band Gerri Deane & Country Collective will be in action at the Rockies Club, Blackrock, on Saturday night next Feb. 25th. @ 9.30pm.Hope you can come along and join us for what promises to be a great night at The Rockies.