News digest #10: update
Events in the next week (taken from the BIB calendar; please check also the 'Weekly sessions' section of the calendar)
Thanks to Tony O'Brien for details of the only event currently listed this week:
Fri. 22nd-Sun. 24th: Springtime Bluegrass Festival, Spells Bar, Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon: Colonel Bullshot Rides Again (Westport) (Fri.); Woodbine (Athy) (Sat.); Banjaxed Bluegrass Band (Limerick) (Sun.); no cover charges
The updated schedule of events up to 30 Mar. 2013 at the Seamus Ennis Cultural Centre at Naul, Co. Dublin, can be read here.
Dangem Bluegrass of Craigavon, Co. Armagh, explain the arresting image above: 'Yes, he is not happy, but due to the Easter holidays no banjos or bluegrass at the Spectrum or the Island Arts Centre, Lisburn, over the holidays. But keep practising and we will see you in April.' Full e-newsletter here.
As announced on Sunday, Frank Ray and Cedar Hill (USA) will be performing at this year's 22nd Appalachian & Bluegrass Music Festival (30 Aug.-1 Sept.) at the Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh, Co. Tyrone. Frank sends a further message:
We are excited about doing another tour of the beautiful Emerald Isle for the great Irish bluegrass fans. We are going to try and make it ten days. If you hear of any potential engagements, I am interested.
Anyone who can offer an engagement to this splendid band should tell the BIB or contact Frank direct by e-mail.
The Brookfield Knights agency in Britain draws attention to artists on its touring roster.