07 July 2014

Traditional and contemporary bluegrass, weekly in Galway from the Oldtown Rounders

Good news: new young bluegrass bands seem to be emerging in Ireland at an exponential rate. Thanks to Ray O'Brien for publishing this news from Seán Óg McKiernan on his 'Bluegrass in Ireland' Facebook page:

The Oldtown Rounders are playing in An Púcán every Friday for the summer from 7.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.

The group play traditional and contemporary bluegrass inspired by the likes of Tony Rice, Bela Fleck, Sam Bush, Bill Monroe, Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs, Bryan Sutton, etc. Check out a few of our recordings of some classics on MySpace.

Seán Óg, the band's guitarist, has also posted five mp3s on Banjo Hangout (are guitarists allowed to do that?). An Púcán is in central Galway city (on Forster St. just off Eyre Square) and it hosts live traditional Irish music seven nights a week, plus occasional Irish dancing displays.

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