15 May 2014

A bunch of Banana, 15-18 May 2014

Thanks both to Joanne Ryan of the Seamus Ennis Cultural Centre at Naul, Co. Dublin, and to Paul Lee of Musiclee.ie for reminders of the brief tour of Ireland by Lowell 'Banana' Levinger (USA; photo, right), beginning tonight. The full dates in the tour are:

Thurs. 15th: Colfer’s, Carrig-on-Bannow, Co. Wexford
Fri. 16th: Seamus Ennis Cultural Centre, Naul, Co. Dublin, 8.30 p.m.
Sat. 17th: Highway Inn, Crusheen (near Ennis), Co. Clare, with special guest Ron Kavana; €12
Sun. 18th: DC Music Club (Dublin Conservative Club premises), 20 Camden Row, Dublin 2 (Musiclee.ie show)

'Banana' has an impressive CV in several genres of Americana music, including a part in two albums by the premier California traditional bluegrass band High Country, and playing with such artists as David Grisman and Ry Cooder. More details, including performance videos (one of them a fine version of 'The cuckoo', with clawhammer banjo), are on the Clare Gigs website. He was a featured guest performer at the European World of Bluegrass (EWOB) Festival in the Netherlands a couple of years ago.

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