29 October 2013

News digest #36

Events in the coming week (from the BIB calendar; please check the 'Weekly sessions' section of the calendar as well)

Thurs. 31st: The Cabin Sessions, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Dundrum, Dublin 14: the Cabin House Band - Spats Davenport (gtr), Con Butler (bs), Gerry Fitzpatrick (dob), Cathy McEvoy (f), and Christian Volkmann (hca) - with special guests the Sacre Blues Band (French swing), Cathal Cusack, Pat Killalea, and Kevin Cray (folk), and Marion McEvoy (contemporary folk); 9.30-11.30 p.m., adm. free

Fri. 1st: Knotty Pine String Band, Down Arts Centre, Downpatrick, Co. Down, 8.00 p.m.

Tues. 5th: Belfast Bluegrass Session, the Errigle Inn, 312-320 Ormeau Rd, Belfast BT7 2GE; begins 8.30 p.m.; 028 9064 1410; e-mail

NB: towards the end of next week, tours in Ireland by Southern Tenant Folk Union (GB) and The Tillers (USA) begin; see the BIB calendar for full details.

Other news

Thanks to Loudon Temple of the UK agency Brookfield Knights for the news that Hillfolk Noir (USA; see image, left), who were on tour here this summer, plan to be back in these islands between 11 July and 3 August 2014, inclusive. Brookfield Knights will be glad to hear from promoters and event organisers who would be interested in putting the band on in that time-frame. Loudon adds:

... we've had quite a week here at Brookfield-Knights / Bloodygreatpr HQ with terrific radio exposure for Rayna Gellert's fabulous new release [...] and tracks by Woody Pines, the Abramson Singers, the Harmed Brothers, Raina Rose and Cam Penner all winning attention from radio too. With the Locust Honey String Band on tour over here for the first time, it was superb to receive a glowing report from artistic director Conor Malone at Balor Arts Centre in Co. Donegal after they kicked things off there in fine style...

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