23 April 2013

News digest #16

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

Tues. 23rd: Skip Gorman and Ron Kane (USA), plus Maeve Toner and Friends (launch of CD, Just for the record), upstairs in Stag's Head, Dame Court, Dublin 2 

Thurs. 25th: Skip Gorman and Ron Kane (USA), Coughlan's, Cork city 
Cahalen Morrison & Eli West (USA), Black Box, Belfast, 8.00 p.m.
The Cabin Sessions, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Dundrum, Dublin: the McGrane FamilyCon Butler (bass), Gerry Fitzpatrick (dobro),Cathy McEvoy (fiddle); special guests Tim & Richard Hawkins and Cathal Cusack (old-time), Mongoose (contemporary folk), Taylor's Lane (contemporary);  9.30-11.30 p.m., adm. free

Fri. 26th: Skip Gorman and Ron Kane (USA), Tea Rooms, Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary
Cahalen Morrison & Eli West (USA), Whelan's, Dublin 2, 8.00 p.m.
Banjo lessons (beginners only), Spectrum Centre, 331 Shankill Rd, Belfast, Co. Antrim BT13 3AA, 028 9050 4555, 7.00 p.m.-9.00 p.m.

Sat. 27th: Dangem Bluegrass Get-Together, jam session, and banjo lessons, Lagan Valley Island Arts Centre, Lisburn BT27 4RL, 028 9250 9292, 9.30 a.m.-12.00 noon
Cahalen Morrison & Eli West (USA), Glens Centre, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim, 8.00 p.m.
Tim Rogers workshop, 'American fiddle tunes - techniques, repertoire, and sources', McGing's Bar, High St., Westport, Co. Mayo, 12.00-2.00 p.m.; pre-booking essential; 'phone (087 9897038) or e-mail

Sun. 28th: Cahalen Morrison & Eli West (USA), Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo, 8.00 p.m.

Other news

The updated schedule of events up to 10 May 2013 at the Seamus Ennis Cultural Centre at Naul, Co. Dublin, can be read here.

Homespun Tapes' latest sale is on instructional material aimed at musicians wishing to improve their technique and get more value out of their practice time. Select DVDs in this category can be bought at a 20% discount if the order is placed before the end of tomorrow, 24 April.


At 11:53 am, Blogger Richard Hawkins said...

I spent last night in good company at the Stag's Head, at the combined show of Skip Gorman & Ron Kane and Maeve Toner and Friends (Bill Whelan and Ben Keogh). I shall count myself very lucky if another musical experience as good occurs this year.


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