Saturday 5 April at Naul
Joost van Es of 4 Wheel Drive with the statue of Séamus Ennis outside the Centre (photo: Jan Michielsen)
The Séamus Ennis Cultural Centre, Naul, Co. Dublin, 'Ireland's biggest little venue' and a good friend to bluegrass and related music in the Dublin region, has just issued its latest schedule of events updated to 16 April 2014.
Unfortunately it doesn't include a show by 4 Wheel Drive (when will we have those guys over here again?); and the coming weekend is already full for Dublin fans, with Janet Holmes, Colin Henry, and Dick Farrelly playing in central Dublin on Friday night and Booterstown on Saturday, and Tish Hinojosa and Anny Celsi (USA) in Whelan's on Sunday.
However, for anyone within easy reach of Naul - Heidi Talbot with John McCusker and Ian Carr will be there on Saturday night; tickets are €16.00. Nowhere near bluegrass or old-time music, but a remarkable singer who has people such as Jerry Douglas offering to play on her recordings. An eight-minute documentary video about her Angels without wings album is on the Centre's website.