21 February 2013

Stripped-down news #3

Events in the next seven days (taken from the BIB calendar)

Wed. 20th-Sun. 24th: 9th Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival and Song Writing Convention, Belfast

Fri. 22nd: I Draw Slow, Whelan's, Dublin 2; €10; doors 8.00 p.m.
Dangem Bluegrass present banjo lessons for beginners, Spectrum Centre, 331 Shankill Rd, Belfast, 7.00–9.00 p.m.

Sat. 23rd: Dangem Bluegrass monthly Bluegrass Get-Together, Lagan Valley Island, Lisburn, Co. Antrim, 10.00 a.m.-noon

Thurs. 28th: The Cabin Sessions, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Dundrum, south Dublin: the McGrane Family, Con Butler, Gerry Fitzpatrick, Christian Volkmann; special guests Hot Dots (mandolin/ukulele), Angie McLaughlin (ukulele swing), Alan Begley & Friends (Americana); 9.30-11.30 p.m., adm. free

Other news

Thanks to Adele Ingram-Magee of Wookalily (the link is to the band's Facebook) for a SoundCloud link for 'To a dove', the Dixie Hall composition which Wookalily recorded for the 4-CD Daughters of Bluegrass project Pickin' like a girl, released in the US on 30 Jan. (see the BIB for 29 Jan.).

Gerry Fitzpatrick announces the next in the Cabin Sessions series in Uncle Tom's Cabin, Dundrum, south Dublin, at 9.30-11.30 p.m. on Thurs. 28 Feb., admission free. The McGrane Family, Con Butler (bass), and Gerry Fitzpatrick (dobro), with Christian Volkmann (harmonica), present special guests the Hot Dots (mandolin/ukulele), Angie McLaughlin (ukulele swing), and Alan Begley & Friends (Americana).

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