11 July 2011

Rising Star: Belle Star in Ireland, July-Aug. 2011

Uri Kohen of Electric Cave Production reports from Co. Mayo:

The bluegrass music is still echoing around the streets of Westport. Last Saturday (9.7.2011) we were lucky enough to welcome another great bluegrass band from the USA. Belle Star are very talented musicians who play in the true tradition of bluegrass and country music. The Westport show was the second date of their month-and-a-half-long Irish tour.

Three lads and a lady play bass, guitar, banjo, and fiddle, rotating all these instruments between them to support the beautiful singing harmonies they produce. The show contain bluegrass standards alongside original material from their new album. They also pay tributes to such legends as Hank Williams, which adds a lovely touch to the fantastic show.

With a long list of shows around the country, it is sure worth to try and see them in a venue near you. For the full list of shows check out this link.

BIB editor's note: The tour began on Friday in Belturbet, Co. Cavan, and is scheduled to continue till at least 12 August. Links to venues, with location maps, are on the band's tour page.

Thurs. 14 July: Boyle's, Main St., Slane, Co. Meath, 8.00 p.m.
Fri. 15 July: Spell's, Pound St., Ballaghadereen, Co. Roscommon, 8.00 p.m.
Sun. 17 July: Roadside Tavern, Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare, 8.00 p.m.
Sat. 23 July: J.J. Harlow's, The Square, Roscommon town, 8.00 p.m.
Sun. 24 July: Sky and Ground, Parnell St., Wexford town, 7.00 p.m.
Mon. 25 July: The Crane Lane Theatre, Cork city, 12.00 p.m.
Fri. 29 July: Grellan Delaney & Son's, Main St., Portlaoise, Co. Laois, 8.00 p.m.
Sat. 30 July: Skelly's, Main St., Ballymahon, Co. Longford, 8.00 p.m.
Sat. 6 Aug.: Billy Byrne's Bar, Kilkenny city, 8.00 p.m.
Fri. 12 Aug.: McGinnity's Bar, Cavan town, 8.00 p.m.

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