Events in the next ten days
From the BIB calendar (please check the 'Weekly sessions' section of the calendar as well)
Fri. 20th: Demolition String Band (USA), Cheers, Fermoy, Co. Cork, 10.00 p.m.
Two Time Polka, the Blue Haven, Pearse St., Kinsale, Co. Cork. Start 10.15 p.m. Adm. free. Tel. 021 4772209
Fri. 20th-Sun. 22nd: River Valley Bluegrass Session Weekend with Southern Welfare & Friends, River Valley Caravan Park, Redcross, Co. Wicklow; for camping and accommodation info, contact website or ring 0404 41647
Sun. 22nd: Demolition String Band (USA), Commeragh Wild Festival (with Hank Wedel), Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford, 3.00-5.00 p.m.
Demolition String Band (USA), The Blackbird, Ballycotton, Co. Cork, 6.30-8.30 p.m.
Mon. 23rd-Sun. 29th: International Bluegrass Music Association's World of Bluegrass, Raleigh, NC, USA (note new location)
Wed. 25th: The Wiyos (USA), The Red Room, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone
Thurs. 26th: The Wiyos (USA), Raheen Country Hotel, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, 8.00 p.m.
The Cabin Sessions, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Dundrum, Dublin 14: Luas station in the city direction): the Cabin Sessions House Band [Spats Davenport (gtr), Con Butler (bs), Gerry Fitzpatrick (dob), Christian Volkmann (hca)] with special guests Dublin Bluegrass Collective, Elga Fox (folk), Emma Butler (contemporary); 9.30-11.30 p.m., adm. free
Two Time Polka, Tatler Jack, Plunkett St., Killarney, Co. Kerry. Start 11.00 p.m. Adm. free. Tel. 064 32361
Fri. 27th: The Wiyos (USA), The Lodge in Mallow, Ballyellis, Co. Cork, 8.00 p.m.
Fri. 27th-Sun. 29th: 5th Moniaive Michaelmas Bluegrass Festival, Moniaive, Dumfriesshire, Scotland; lineup includes Broken Strings Band (east Ulster), Watery Hill Boys (Drogheda), Cup O' Joe (NI), many more
Fri. 27th-Sun. 29th: Bunratty Banjo Pickers Festival (all genres), Bunratty, Co. Clare: Down the Road (USA), Banjaxed Bluegrass Band, BanjaBill All Stars, Greasy Coat String Band, many more (Facebook)
Sat. 28th: The Wiyos (USA), Balor Arts Centre, Main St., Ballybofey, Co. Donegal, 8.00 p.m.
Sun. 29th: Down and Out Bluegrass Band, Ards Guitar Festival, Newtownards, Co. Down
The Wiyos (USA), The Glens Centre, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim, 8.00 p.m.
Mon. 30th: Down the Road (USA), Village Arts Centre, Kilworth, Co. Cork, 8.15 p.m.; with support act Jacob's Ladder (six-piece gospel group); 087 7921771