Thanks to Ray O'Brien for passing on news from the Blood Red Mountain Band, who played in the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin on Saturday 15 March at 2.45 p.m., in Arthur's Bar on the fifth floor.
This news was on Ray's 'Bluegrass in Ireland' Facebook page on Friday, but as the BIB editor was off the job for most of Friday and Saturday, it was not on the BIB. There is still (just) time to catch the Blood Red Mountain Band, who are playing two more sets today (17 March) in the Guinness Storehouse: at 2.00 p.m. in the Arrol Suite and and 3.45 p.m. in Arthur's Bar.
Thanks to David Hope at Kenny's Bar, Lahinch, Co. Clare, for news of the entertainment programme there this coming spring, which includes such acts as the Lost Brothers on 10 April. Read the April programme here; there is more on the Kenny's Facebook page.
Arklow Bay Hotel in Arklow, Co. Wicklow, for this news of Brendan's spring programme, plus photos:
Wed. 23 Apr. Ennis [left] from Canada, singing sisters with gorgeous harmonies, €15; pair of tickets in advance €25.
Thurs. 1 May Beth Nielsen Chapman [right], highly regarded singer-songwriter from Nashville, €25; pair of tickets in advance €40.
Tickets from Arklow Bay Hotel 0402-32309.
Finally, thanks to Gerry Fitzpatrick for the news that the next in the Cabin Sessions series will be held at Uncle Tom's Cabin, Dundrum, Dublin 14, on Thursday 27 March. In residence are the Cabin Crew [Spats Davenport (gtr), Con Butler (bs), Gerry Fitzpatrick (dob), Cathy McEvoy (f), Christian Volkmann (hca)] with special guests Sue Callaghan (contemporary folk), Alan Begley (Americana), Mongoose (contemporary folk). The show runs from 9.30 to 11.30 p.m., and admission is free.
Gerry adds that other events that might interest Cabin Sessions followers are on the first April weekend: the monthly open session at Uncle Tom's on Friday 4 Apr., and the two shows by Janet Holmes and Colin Henry with Dick Farelly announced by Paul Lee a week ago (see the BIB for 10 Mar.): at the Dublin Conservative Club, 20 Camden Row, Dublin 2, also on Friday, and upstairs at the Old Punchbowl, Booterstown, Co. Dublin, the following evening, Saturday 5 Apr.