Front Porch Sessions at Mullingar, 13 Dec. 2012
Bending The Strings (left) for news of the Front Porch Sessions, which will be launched at Aras An Mhuillinn, Mount St., Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, on Thursday 13 December at 8.00 p.m.
The Front Porch Sessions will present a powerful mixture of bluegrass, folk, country, roots, traditional, and Celtic music - 'Song and Dance to Gladden the Heart!', as the Sessions poster says. The show on 13 December features:
Bending The Strings (Martin Cooney, Vinny Baker, Gerry Madden, and Moyra Fraser)
Johnny Gleeson (dobro, vocals)
Noel Carberry (pipes, whistles)
Johnny Duffy (guitar, tenor banjo, vocals)
Jimmy Flanagan (tenor banjo, vocals)
Brendan Doyle (accordion)
Sharleen McCafferty (All-Ireland champion sean-nos dancer)
Noel Battle (mouth organ)
Joe Meehan (mandolin)
Vinny draws attention to the strong bluegrass element, and adds that with a sound foundation in Mullingar it is hoped that the Front Porch Sessions will be touring to other locations early next year.