27 June 2014

Rattlesnake Annie - and Berea Bluegrass Trio - in Ireland

The BIB carried three months ago (25 March) the news from Roger Ryan of the Country Music Association of Ireland that Rattlesnake Annie (USA), longtime ambassador of American roots music to the rest of the world, would be on tour in Ireland in the first half of July.

Roger has now supplied full dates for the tour, beginning on Thursday 3 July, when Annie arrives at Cork airport from Gatwick. At 9.00 p.m. the same day she will be at a 'Promo Song @ Rockies Bingo Session' at the Rockies Club, Blackrock, Cork. The rest of the dates are:

Fri. 4th: Recital in the Rory Gallagher Room, Cork City Library, 2.30 p.m.
Sat. 5th: Concert in Mardyke Park (Fitzgerald’s Park), 3.00-5.00 p.m.
Concert in the Rockies Club, Blackrock, Cork, with Two Time Polka, 9.30 p.m.-midnight
Sun. 6th: Colfer’s Pub, Carrig–on-Bannow, Co. Wexford, 9.30-11.30 p.m.
Mon. 7th: Dillon’s Bar, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.
Tues. 8th: Village Arts Centre, Kilworth, Co. Cork, with Berea Bluegrass Trio.
Thurs. 10th: St John’s Theatre, Listowel, Co. Kerry, 8.00 p.m.
Sun. 13th: Griffin’s Garden Centre, Dripsey, Co. Cork, 3.00-5.00 p.m.
Mon. 14th: Guest appearance with Ray & Hank, Charlie’s Pub, Union Quay, Cork, 10.00 p.m.
Tues. 15th: Short concert and farewell party at Rockies Club with local guest musicians, 10.00 p.m.
Thurs. 17th: Depart Cork airport for Gatwick.

Last year we had the pleasure of a tour by a full band from Berea College, KY, which included the Ballyhooly Arts Festival.Thanks to John Nyhan for details of this year's welcome visit by the Berea Bluegrass Trio. John writes:

They are Al White (guitar, fiddle, vocals), Ryan Blevins (banjo, mandolin, guitar, vocals), and Sam Gleaves (banjo, vocals). Al White is the music teacher in Berea College, and Ryan and Sam are alumni of the college.

They are coming here for a wedding and will be at that for a couple of days, and then will do two official concerts: Tuesday 8th in Kilworth with Rattlesnake Annie; this will be a double gig. On Wednesday 9th they will be in the Mill Bar, Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare. They will only be here for one week.

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