Southern Welfare in residence at Kilcolgan, 11-13 Apr. 2014
Bluegrass in Ireland:
Thanks to Peter Larkin from Galway who sends a reminder to all bluegrass fans in the west that Southern Welfare (Waterford) will be returning this weekend (11-13 April) to Rafterys Rest, Kilcolgan, Co. Galway, for a whole weekend packed with non-stop finger-picking bluegrass. Peter writes:
'Friday night: We will be having a bluegrass picking session in the bar and Peter sends the invitation out to all bluegrass pickers in the area that all are welcome to attend and jam with the Waterford boys.
'Saturday night: Southern Welfare take to the stage for what is set to be another fun-filled night of hard-driving bluegrass music (it has been nearly two years since these guys last visited Galway and we are all very excited to have them back).
'Sunday morning: Southern Welfare will join the Rafterys Rest bluegrass house band for some Sunday morning gospel music.
'We are looking forward to having this band back on the scene; they have been missed over the past number of years at festivals up and down the country', adds Peter. For more information on the weekend you can contact Peter Larkin on 087-9953555.
BIB editor's note: When the Weekend was announced back in late February, Southern Welfare's Tony Wall (banjo, guitar, vocals) was quoted as saying: 'This is possibly one of the best places to play bluegrass in Ireland, with so many people really interested in the music.' Taken together with the Banjo Gathering two weeks later just up the road at Clarinbridge, this part of Co. Galway will be pretty lively...