27 March 2014

Corn Potato String Band in Ireland, 13-28 June 2014

The Corn Potato String Band: (l-r) Aaron Jonah Lewis, Lindsay McCaw, Ben Belcher

Thanks again to the FOAOTMAD weekly news blog for more good news for old-time-music enthusiasts in the coming months. The Corn Potato String Band (USA) will be in Ireland for two weeks from mid June, as part of a tour in Europe beginning on 23 May and ending with two festivals in Sweden at the beginning of July.

All members of the band are multi-instrumentalists with distinguished careers on the old-time scene. More details, together with full dates in Europe and tracks of their music, are on their website. Their schedule in Ireland, as it stands at present, is:

Fri. 13th-Sat. 14th: Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival, Westport, Co. Mayo
Sun. 15th: The Glens Centre, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim
Tues. 17th: The Red Room, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone
Wed. 18th: Myles K. McCann’s, Omagh, Co. Tyrone
Thurs. 19th: The Strule Arts Centre, Townhall Square, Omagh, Co. Tyrone
Fri. 20th: Open House Festival, Belfast
Sat. 21st: J.J. Harlow’s, Market Square, Roscommon town, Co. Roscommon
Sun. 22nd: Roadside Tavern, Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare
Fri. 27th: The Source Arts Centre, Cathedral St., Thurles, Co. Tipperary
Sat. 28th: The Séamus Ennis Cultural Centre, Naul, Co. Dublin

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