Special Consensus in Ireland, 12-19, 26-30 Jan. 2011
Thanks to Nigel Martyn for this reminder and update:
The Special Consensus arrive in Ireland from Chicago later this month for their biennial Irish tour. As usual Greg Cahill will be introducing his latest incarnation of the band which has been around under the Special C. moniker for 35 years. To celebrate this landmark year there is a new CD, simply called 35. The new album, and the group's 10th release, features band founder Greg Cahill, Rick Faris, David Thomas, and Ryan Roberts on a high-powered bluegrass set which includes six new tracks and six tracks compiled from now out-of-print releases featuring lead vocals from some of the band's most illustrious former members. Over the course of their lengthy career Special Consensus have proven themselves to be one of the top-selling bands in the genre.
Wed. 12th Jan. GRANGE, Co. Sligo, Barry's Public House
Thurs. 13th BALLYMENA, Co. Antrim, The Braid Arts Centre
Fri. 14th ARMAGH, Co. Armagh, Marketplace Theatre
Sat. 15th NAUL, Co. Dublin, Seamus Ennis Cultural Centre
Sun. 16th SIXMILEBRIDGE, Co. Clare, Winter Music Weekend
Mon. 17th KILWORTH, Co. Cork, Village Arts Centre, tel. 087 792 1771
Tues. 18th DUBLIN, The Mercantile Hotel, Dame St.
Wed. 19th BELFAST, Out To Lunch at the Black Box
Wed. 26th LISTOWEL, Co. Kerry, St John's Arts Centre
Fri. 28th GALWAY, The Crane
Sun. 30th CARRIG-ON-BANNOW, Co. Wexford, Colfer's, tel. 051 561159
BIB editor's note: As announced earlier on the BIB, between 19 and 26 Jan. the Special C. will be touring in Britain.
Labels: Visiting bands