03 October 2005

Roger Ryan's Country Cuts

Roger Ryan of the Country Music Association of Ireland sends the following country music news:

[October 2016]

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.


Country Cuts Sept. 2016.

Official Publication of Country Music Association of Ireland.

Graceland managers have announced a $45 million expansion project, “Elvis:Past, Present & Future,” a new 200,000-square-foot entertainment complex - set to open in the spring of 2017. The expansion will include a visitor’s centre -two restaurants, an exhibit of Presley’s cars, the “Elvis: the Entertainer”museum, retail spaces and more. 

Emmylou Harris is joining Steve Earle, Patty Griffin, Buddy Miller and the Milk Carton Kids for a fall tour to help shed light on the world refugee crisis. "Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees" will be hosted by Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) to benefit their Global Education Initiative. JRS currently works in over 45 countries to serve the world’s refugee population of more than 65 million by meeting needs in education, health and other areas. "Lampedusa: Concerts for Refugees" is named for the Italian island of Lampedusa, off the coast of Sicily, which serves as a stopping point for many refugees. A complete list of the tour's 11 stops — which begin on October 6th in Boulder, Colo., and runs through October 21st, can be found at JRSUSA.org

Derek Ryan has announced the release of his first single ‘You’re Only Young Once’ from forthcoming album, ‘Happy Man’.  The new single, ‘You’re Only Young Once’, or #YOYO for short, is a lively & upbeat song, which is sure to go down well on the dance floors up and down the country as Derek continues his tour.  Not only it is a lively tune, Derek’s song has a strong message to live your life while you can – something which I’m sure his fans will agree with!  Derek’s forthcoming album, ‘Happy Man’ will be released on the 21st October is said to be his best yet. The album is straight down the line country, and boasts 14 new songs, with everything from originals to lively, upbeat dance tunes to soft ballads.

Trevor Loughrey will be one of the special guests with the legendary Bellamy Brothers in Armagh City Hotel on Wednesday 1st February 2017. The Bellamy Brothers will be in Armagh - Northern Ireland at The Armagh City Hotel , Armagh, on Wednesday 1st & Thursday 2nd February. There will be an opening show on Tuesday 31st January to this event and Hotel package deals Dinner , B&B and all shows , will be available from 1st September via The Armagh City Hotel.Tickets for individual nights can now be purchased on line at www.philmackcountry.com Here are the details of Artists appearing each night on this 3 day Country music event. 

Tuesday 31st January - Show starts 7.30pm Tickets £25. Opening night of the three day event. Note -- The Bellamy Brothers do not perform on this Show. Line up Lorraine & Keith McDonald - Dominic Kirwan - Philomena Begley Ged Graham - Frank McCaffrey - Sarah Jory - John Permenter - Glenn Rogers - Marie Saunders - Marisa D'Amato - Joe Moore - Owen Mac - The Ryan Turner Band 
Hosts - Phil Mack - Shauna McStravock - Sean Wallace. 

Wednesday 1st February - Show starts 7.30pm - Tickets £25. Bellamy Brothers on Stage 10.30pm Till Midnight. Also on the night Eamonn McCann - Trevor Loughrey - Shunie Crampsey - Ged Graham - Marie Saunders - Shauna McStravock Glenn Rogers - Sarah Jory - John Permenter - The Ryan Turner Band 
Hosts - Hugh O'Brien - Phil Mack - Shauna McStravock. 

Thursday 2nd February - Show starts 7.30pm - Tickets £25. Bellamy Brothers on Stage 10.30pm Till Midnight. Also on the night Stephen Smyth -Gloria - Tony Kerr - Glenn Rogers - Ben Troy - Cliona - Ailish McBride - Sarah Jory - John Permenter - The Ryan Turner Band 
Hosts - Phil Mack - Shauna McStravock - Sean Wallace

Barry & Holly Tashian & E-5 Band from Nashville will be on tour in Ireland from Oct. 19th to Oct 31st with appearances booked for the Arts Centre, Kilworth, Co. Cork, on Monday Oct. 24th, and St. John's Theatre, Listowel, Co. Kerry, on Thur. Oct 20th, and shows in Bunratty, Dublin, Balladerheen, Balla Fest etc.

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