04 June 2013

News digest #20: update

Events in the next eight days (taken from the BIB calendar; please check also the 'Weekly sessions' section of the calendar); dates added since this post was first published are shown in red

Tues. 4th: Belfast Bluegrass session, Errigle Inn, 312-320, Ormeau Rd, Belfast, Co. Antrim BT7 2GE, 028 9064 1410; 8.30 p.m. onward

Wed. 5th: Tumbling Bones (USA), Whelan's Upstairs, Wexford St., Dublin 2; doors 8.00 p.m., Greasy Coat Stringband as support act; €15/13

Thurs. 6th: The Bluegrass Micks, the Boathouse (opposite the Marine Hotel, Scotch Quay), Waterford city, 10.00 p.m.; adm. free

Fri. 7th: Woodbine, GAA Centre, Dublin Rd, Athy, Co. Kildare (supporting Tumbling Bones (USA)); doors 8.00 p.m., starts 9.00 p.m.; €10 door charge 
Two Time Polka, Blue Haven, Pearse St., Kinsale, Co. Cork. Kickoff 10.15 p.m. Adm. free. Tel. 021 4772209

Sat. 8th: Niall Toner launches new book, The nuts and bolts of songwriting, at Borris House, Co. Carlow; 4.30 p.m., €10 (part of Borris House Festival of Writing and Ideas)

Tues. 11th: Tumbling Bones (USA), McCarthy’s, Goat St., Dingle, Co. Kerry; starts 9.30 p.m., €10 pay at door or reserve at 066-9151205

Wed. 12th: Tumbling Bones (USA), Old Oak Pub, 113 Oliver Plunkett St., Cork city; starts 10.30 p.m., adm. free

Other news

The updated schedule of events up to 15 June at the Seamus Ennis Cultural Centre in Naul, Co. Dublin, can be read here.

Thanks to Louis O'Dwyer in Tullamore, Co. Offaly, for the news that a session in memory of Chris Twomey was held at the Brewery Tap on Monday night (3 June).

Louis also sends a link to the bluegrass-related art of Richard L. Matteson Jr, and this associated correspondence.

 Roni Stoneman and her husband Tom continue their friendly visit to Ireland with four days in Cork (3-6 June), including a performance at the Midleton Folk Club, McDaid's, Midleton, Co. Cork. The visit takes them through all four historic provinces; they will subsequently be in Mullinahone, Co. Tipperary, and Kilkenny, before heading west to Galway in preparation for Roni's appearance at the 7th Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival, Westport, Co. Mayo (14-16 June), and rounding off the trip in the north of Ireland, with an appearance at the Titanic Centre in Belfast. Dates will be given on the BIB ASAP. The BIB editor writes:

I have followed this music for over fifty years, and I have never come so close to the heart of it as in the last four days of listening to Roni.


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