News digest #7
Events in the next week (taken from the BIB calendar; please check also the 'Weekly sessions' section of the calendar)
Tues. 5th: Rose's Pawn Shop (USA), the Weigh Inn, Omagh, Co. Tyrone
Wed. 6th: Rose's Pawn Shop (USA), Whelan’s, Dublin 2
Thurs. 7th: Rose's Pawn Shop (USA), the Spirit Store, Dundalk, Co. Louth
Fri. 8th: Bluegrass Slow Jam, Walton's New School of Music, George's St., Dublin 2, 6.30-8.00 p.m.
Rose's Pawn Shop (USA), Conary Community Hall, Avoca, nr Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow
Sat. 9th: Rose's Pawn Shop (USA), Lynhams Hotel, Laragh, Co. Wicklow
Knotty Pine String Band, Market Place Theatre, Armagh city, 8.00 p.m.
Sun. 10th: Rose's Pawn Shop (USA), Crane Lane Theatre, Cork city
Mon. 11th: Frankie Lane, Mick Murphy's, Ballymore Eustace, Co. Kildare; 9.00 p.m., €12 (€10 booked in advance, 086 327 0780)
Wed. 13th: 'Emigrant's wake', Donegal castle, Donegal town (American civil war theme), includes Alec Somerville (vocals, old-time banjo)
The updated schedule of events up to 16 Mar. 2013 at the Seamus Ennis Cultural Centre at Naul, Co. Dublin, can be read here.
The European Bluegrass Blog, in a substantial review by Kevin Lynch, announces the publication of David W. Johnson's Lonesome melodies: the lives and music of the Stanley Brothers a month ago by the University Press of Mississippi.This is the first full-length treatment of the Stanleys, who form a major part of the core of classic bluegrass. The book is also available on Kindle, and can be sampled on Amazon.
Paul Lee's Musiclee.ie agency continues to add dates that may interest BIB readers; see the Musiclee.ie website.
Thanks to Roger Ryan for the March 2013 edition of the Country Music Association of Ireland newsletter, which can be seen here. Roger is also an alumnus of the IBMA Leadership Bluegrass programme.