18 May 2014

In memory - Vinny Baker

Thanks again to Danny Slevin of Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, for further news on the tribute concert on 24 June in memory of Vinny Baker, who died in July last year, shortly after the 2013 Athy Bluegrass Festival, in which he took part.

For the earlier announcement on the concert, see the BIB for 28 March 2014. The venue for the concert will now be the Greville Arms Hotel in Pearse St., central Mullingar. Tickets are €10; doors open at 7.00 p.m. for a 7.45 start to the show. Full details of the lineup, with over twenty acts or performers taking part (including Bending the Strings), are on the poster image (above left); Danny reports:

Vinny's son Gary has it up on Facebook and it is getting a lot of attention. Tickets are going on sale from now and are available from the hotel and other usual outlets in Mullingar. They are also available by contacting me at my e-mail address.

A fine appreciation of Vinny can be read on the Westmeath Examiner website.

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