07 November 2012

Winter Music Weekend 2013 in Co. Clare

Thanks to Sixmilebridge Folk Club, based in Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare, for details of their 2013 Shannonside Winter Music Weekend (17-20 Jan. 2013). They have produced an attractive 32-page brochure-cum-programme, which can also be downloaded from the website as a pdf-format document.

The multi-genre programme, with seventy music events at fifteen venues, includes something for most tastes and is especially rewarding for bluegrass enthusiasts. First, Sixmilebridge figures largely in the January tour schedule of the splendid Special Consensus (USA), on their nth visit to Ireland, who are scheduled to play two 45-minute sets in the Bunratty Folk Park on Saturday afternoon, the main festival concert on Saturday night, and a tribute to Doc Watson and Earl Scruggs on Sunday afternoon.

And also taking part in the Weekend will be Lilly of the West from Bulgaria, who have been the main force behind bluegrass music in eastern Europe; Bending the Strings from Mullingar, and the Banjaxed Bluegrass Band from the Limerick/Clare area. And much more. The brochure includes details of accommodation in the area, and of other services such as a shuttle bus to Bunratty and the railway station.

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