04 September 2014

Bunratty Banjo PIckers Festival, 26-8 Sept. 2014 - and more

Thanks to Brendan Walsh and his organising team at the Sixmilebridge Folk Club in Co. Clare for fliers and other details of the Bunratty Banjo Pickers Festival in just over three weeks' time (26-8 Sept. 2014), and the next Shannonside Winter Music Weekend in four and a half months' time (15-19 Jan. 2015).

The lineup for Bunratty can be seen here. For BIB readers the main attractions are the Moron Brothers from Kentucky (see the BIB for 25 May 2014); Limerick's own Banjaxed Bluegrass Band (who are now listed as having three fiddlers); and the Bog Standard String Band, a misleading name for Tim Rogers and Ben Keogh of the old Rough Deal String Band, combined with Derek Copley and Ais Conway Keogh of the Greasy Coat String Band. And there's plenty more in the genres of gypsy swing, traditional, folk, and roots music. The schedule of events in all venues can be seen here.

The spread of genres in the January programme is even wider, and the bluegrass enthusiast can count on seeing the Special Consensus (USA), Niall Toner, and the Down and Out Bluegrass Band there. More details will appear on the BIB soon.

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