03 January 2014

Nation & Blackwell Bluegrass Band in Ireland - revised schedule

The Nation & Blackwell Bluegrass Band (USA): (l-r) Gary Davis, Chuck Nation, Curtis Blackwell, Susan Nation

Thanks to Nigel Martyn and his Old Flattop agency for an updated schedule for the forthcoming tour in Ireland by the Nation & Blackwell Bluegrass Band. Almost all the dates are as shown on the BIB on 20 December, but a few changes have been made so that the schedule is now as follows:

Fri. 24th Jan.: Seamus Ennis Cultural Arts Centre, Naul, Co. Dublin
Sun. 26th: Festival of American Country, Bluegrass and Roots, Colfer's, Carrig-on-Bannow, Co. Wexford
Mon. 27th: The Stage Inn @ Mick Murphys, Ballymore Eustace, Co. Kildare
Tues. 28th: Cunningham's Upstairs Venue, Main St., Kildare, Co. Kildare
Wed. 29th: Barry’s, Grange, Co. Sligo
Thurs. 30th: The Black Box Theatre, Belfast
Fri. 31st: Regional Cultural Arts Centre, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

Sat. 1st Feb. Ballina Arts Centre, Ballina, Co. Mayo
Sun. 2nd: Matt Molloy's, Westport, Co. Mayo
Mon. 3rd: Village Arts Centre, Kilworth, Co. Cork
Wed. 5th: Mill Bar, Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare
Thurs. 6th: St John’s Arts Centre, Listowel, Co. Kerry
Fri. 7th: Island Arts Centre, Lisburn, Co. Antrim
Sat. 8th: Marketplace Theatre, Armagh city, Co. Armagh

Nigel adds: 'There is a private house concert near Roscrea on 25 January. E-mail me for details if anyone is interested.

'There is also an available date on Tuesday 4 February. E-mail me if anyone is interested in staging a gig or a house concert in the southern counties of the country, bearing in mind they will be in Co. Cork the day before and Co. Clare the day after.'

Nigel also sends a poster image showing both the band and all the dates; we regret that for obscure technical reasons the BIB cannot yet reproduce this, but it will be on Ray O'Brien's Facebook page.

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