16 March 2013

News digest #9: further updates

Items added since this post was first published are shown in * red.

Events in the next week (taken from the BIB calendar; please check also the 'Weekly sessions' section of the calendar)

Wed. 13th: 'Emigrant's wake', Donegal castle, Donegal town (American civil war theme), includes Alec Somerville (vocals, old-time banjo)

Thurs. 14th: Two Time Polka O'Driscoll's Bar, Douglas, Cork. Kickoff 9.30 p.m. Adm. free. Tel. 021 4369387

Fri. 15th: Janet Dowd and band, the Red Room, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone, 8.30 p.m., £10

Sat. 16th: Bending the Strings (4-piece - Gerry Madden, mandolin): two different sets in Market Square, 6.00 p.m., and Fergie's ('Characters'), 9.00 p.m., both in Tullamore, Co. Offaly

Sun. 17th: Two Time Polka Centenary Stores, Charlotte St., Wexford town. Kickoff 1.00 pm. Adm. free. Tel. 053 9122303
* The Tin Box Company, Delany's, Knocklyon, Dublin, 5.00-8.00 p.m.
Two Time Polka The Blue Haven, Pearse St., Kinsale, Co. Cork. Kickoff 10.00 p.m. Adm. free. Tel. 021 4772209
* Tom Hanway (USA) and Hugh Taggart (of Well Enough Alone), McNamee's, Mullagh, Co. Cavan, 9.00 p.m.

Other news

The updated schedule of events up to 23 Mar. 2013 at the Seamus Ennis Cultural Centre at Naul, Co. Dublin, can be read here.

Thanks to Pat Kelleher, Ray O'Brien, and 'Bluegrass in Ireland' Facebook for the dates for a tour by melodic-clawhammer-banjo master Ken Perlman (USA) next month. Currently confirmed dates have now been added to the BIB calendar; look out for further dates on 'Bluegrass in Ireland'.

Nigel Martyn and his Old Flattop Agency announce a forthcoming tour by Maria Muldaur (USA), whom older readers may recall as Maria D'Amato in the Even Dozen and Jim Kweskin Jug Bands. She has built an impressive career since then. The dates are:
Mon. 25th Mar.: Roisin Dubh, Galway city
Tues. 26th: Whelan's, Dublin 2
Wed. 27th: Black Box, Belfast
Thurs. 28th: The Brewery, Monaghan town
Sat. 30th: The Pavilion, Cork city
Sun. 31st: Colfer's, Carrig-on-Bannow, Co. Wexford
Mon. 1st Apr.: Cleere's, Kilkenny city

Thanks to 'Bluegrass in Ireland' and the Tin Box Company themselves for the news that the band will provide bluegrass for the early evening of St Patrick's day (see calendar extract above) in Delany's Knocklyon House, south Dublin, scene of their weekly Thursday night gigs.

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