19 July 2012

Velvet Blue and Kentucky Hoedowners in Munster, 18-23 July 2012

Thanks to Roger Ryan of the Country Music Association of Ireland for the news that the Velvet Blue bluegrass band from Morehead, Kentucky, is now on a brief tour of the south and west of Ireland. The Velvet Blue (Brian Cooper, vocals, guitar; Carrie Johnson, vocals, bass; Hearld Henry, vocals, banjo; Taylor Hampton, mandolin) can be heard on their ReverbNation page and on YouTube (don't confuse them with the Blue Velvet Band).

The Velvet Blue, together with the Kentucky Hoedowners dance group, began their tour last night (Roger reports there was a full house at Blackrock), and are here till next week, when they will take part in the Damhsafest (Irish international folk dance festival) in Cork. Their schedule is:

Wed. 18th: Blackrock GAA Club, Church Rd, Cork city, 9.00 p.m.; 087 2944821
Thurs. 19th: O'Donovans Hotel, Clonakilty, Co. Cork, 9.00 p.m.; 023 8833250
Fri. 20th: Mill Bar, Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare, 9.30 p.m.; 086 8599615
Sat. 21st: Malone's Bar/Market House, Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare 9.30 p.m.; 087 6881650
Sun. 22nd: Private party
Mon. 23rd: The Village Arts Centre, Kilworth, Co. Cork, 8.15 p.m.; 087 7921771
Wed. 25th-Sun. 29th: Damhsafest, Cork city

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