09 June 2014

Special tribute concert on Athy 2014 programme

The Chanders Family: Rob sr, Rob jr, Paddy

Thanks to Tony O'Brien for the news that more features and artists have been added to the programme for the 24th Athy Bluegrass Festival (11-13 July 2014) since the last announcement on the BIB two months ago. The complete updated schedule, with ticket prices, is now on the Festival website.

The main addition to the programme is a special free concert at Athy Community Arts Centre from 2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. on Saturday 12 July as a tribute to Vinny Baker and Denis Chanders. The concert features Bending the Strings, Clem O'Brien, and the Chanders Family. Tony adds:

Pre-booking of all concerts would be much appreciated, so as to decide on venue layout. Pre-booked seats can still be paid for at the door on the night.

Tickets can be booked by 'phoning 085 1656685 or 059 8625266. A full weekend ticket (€35) covers the Friday night, Saturday night, and Sunday afternoon concerts, all of which are held in the GAA Club, Dublin Rd, Athy, Co. Kildare. Free acoustic sessions will also be held in Pat Dunne's Bar on Sat. 12 July at 10.00 p.m. and on Sun. 13 July - the Festival Finale Session - at 8.30 p.m.

The full list of acts taking part is: New Essex Bluegrass Band (GB), Ferguson & Ferguson (USA) (Sat.-Sun.), Nelson, Crosby, & Crosby (USA), Down and Out Bluegrass Band, Della Belle, Woodbine, Bending the Strings, Clem O'Brien, and the Chanders Family.

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