Coming soon at the Red Room
Thanks to Sharon Loughrin of Ireland's premier house-concert venue - the Red Room, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone - for this news:
We've Charlie McGettigan and Colin and Janet Henry playing here tomorrow (Saturday) night. After that it's a French-Canadian cajun group called De Temps Antan on Tuesday 28 January. Next is a fabulous folk/americana group from Pennsylvania called The Stray Birds on Tuesday 11 February, followed by more cajun on Saturday 29 March, this time from Louisiana, a group called The Revelers.
The BIB mentioned De Temps Antan in May last year as a trio performing Quebecois traditional music (which is where Cajun came from). Their page from the Brookfield Knights artist roster is here. Other dates for Ireland shown on the BK website are as follows:
Fri. 24th: The Black Box (Out To Lunch Festival), Belfast
Sat. 25th: Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co. Kildare
Sun. 26th: The Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
Tues. 28th: [the Red Room]
Wed. 29th: The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim
The BIB posted dates in Ireland for the Stray Birds on 1 Jan., in a post on shows at Clonmel World Music in the first half of 2014. Dates for the Revelers will appear as soon as possible.