16 May 2011

Don Rigsby in Ireland, 7-12 June 2011 (updated)

Don Rigsby from eastern Kentucky - singer, instrumentalist, and bandleader from the A-list of US bluegrass performers - comes to Ireland three weeks from now, at the beginning of a European tour with his band Midnight Call. Thanks to Chris Keenan for the news and the tour schedule, which is now as follows:

Tues. 7 June: Kilworth Arts Centre, Co. Cork
Wed. 8 June: Mill Bar, Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare; info 087 792 1771
Thurs. 9 June: Colfer's, Carrig-on-Bannow, Co. Wexford
Fri. 10 June: Athy Arts Centre, Co. Kildare
Sat. 11 June: PV's Red Room, Longford town
Sun. 12 June: Mercantile Hotel, Dame St., Dublin 2

The tour will then continue with dates in the Netherlands and in the Czech and Slovak Republics.

Don is famous for the range and intensity of his singing, and the power which he infuses into his material. His distinguished career to date is shown in the biography on his website. This is a rare chance to see hard-core traditional bluegrass at full vitality and performed to its highest standards. For further information, 'phone 087 281 7825.

Update 31 May: Thanks to Chris Keenan for the news that Don Rigsby & Midnight Call will now be playing as well in Co. Clare - on 8 June, as shown in the amended list above and on the BIB calendar.

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