02 June 2012

Berea Bluegrass All Stars at the Red Room

Thanks to Sharon Loughrin of the Red Room, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone, who reports on the Red Room's last house concert with the Berea Bluegrass All Stars from Kentucky:

We're still on a high from it - what an amazing get-together of musicians! We had a good turnout for the night, and as well as providing first-class music the band quickly established a great rapport with the audience which resulted in a great night's craic as well. By all accounts they went down a storm at the Ballyhooly Festival earlier this week, and I'd highly recommend anyone to go see them at their upcoming gigs in counties Galway, Clare, and Mayo over the next few nights [dates are all on the BIB calendar].

When John Nyhan describes them as 'a vocal powerhouse' it certainly gives them a lot to live up to, but having heard them perform they more than fulfil all expectations as far as vocals and musical expertise go.

Thanks to Sharon also for the following two YouTube videos, which amply bear out what she says above. The band should be seen by anyone who enjoys bluegrass and old-time music straight from Appalachia.

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