17 June 2011

New artists for Longford lineup!

Chris Keenan and Kathy Casey, organisers of the Johnny Keenan Banjo Festival, report that in addition to the already staggering lineup announced for this year's event (22-25 Sept. 2011), the bluegrass part of the programme has been reinforced by Lluís Gómez, Joan Pau Cumellas, & the Barcelona Bluegrass Band (E) and G-runs 'n Roses (CZ), who in the last couple of years have won all the major awards on the European bluegrass scene.

Also added to the lineup are Four Men & a Dog, The Unwanted (featuring Cathy Jordan, Rick Epping, and Seamie O'Dowd), Thom Moore (bandmate with Rick Epping in Pumpkinhead in the '70s), and Tupelo. And more additions are expected... Meanwhile, the full present lineup can be seen here. Chris and Kathy add:

We are really excited about our 10th year! We can tell you that this year's festival will be fully packed! 4 days and nights of great concerts, sessions, jams, workshops, exhibits, festival club, etc., etc. New this year: a BUSKING COMPETITION which will take place throughout the town all weekend long. Further details will be available shortly. We hope you will come to celebrate with us!!

Weekend concert and combination (concert + workshop) passes are now on sale, making considerable savings possible over individual concert/workshop rates. To celebrate the tenth festival, everyone who purchases a weekend pass in advance this year will receive a special goody bag including programme book, stickers, and other promotional items.

For bookings or more info, e-mail or 'phone (087-281-7825; from outside Ireland +353-87-281-7825).

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