25 September 2014

Furnace Mountain in Ireland, 28 Oct.-9 Nov.; and Embracing the Queen's Festival

Thanks to the Arts Council of Northern Ireland for a reminder that the autumn schedule in their Moving on Music programme includes five shows in Northern Ireland by the Virginia string band Furnace Mountain (above), who are also playing at least seven earlier shows in the rest of the island - see their page on Music Network for more details.

Furnace Mountain comprises Aimee Curl (bass, vocals), Danny Knicely (mandolin, vocals, fiddle), Dave Van Deventer (fiddle, vocals), and Morgan Morrison (bouzouki, vocals). Their full schedule in Ireland, as shown at present online, is:

Tues. 28th Oct.: Music Network, Sugar Club, Dublin 2
Wed. 29th: unbooked
Thurs. 30th: Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow
Fri. 31st: Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, Co. Louth
Sat. 1st Nov.: Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
Sun. 2nd: Clifden Arts Society, Station House Theatre, Clifden, Co. Galway
Mon. 3rd: Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
Tues. 4th: Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin
Wed. 5th: Town Hall, Ballymoney, Co. Antrim
Thurs. 6th: Council Chambers, Bangor, Co. Down
Fri. 7th: Down Arts Centre, Downpatrick, Co. Down
Sat. 8th: Market Place Theatre & Arts Centre, Armagh city
Sun. 9th: Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast

In the past two weeks the BIB has mentioned appearances by the Old Crow Medicine Show and Muriel Anderson in Ireland next month. As part of their tours, each of these acts is performing in Belfast as part of the Belfast Festival at Queen's (16 Oct.-1 Nov.).

This e-newsletter from the Festival organising team draws attention to its Embrace feature:

a new, innovative and exciting programme of participatory & creative learning activities. Embrace has something for everyone with more than twenty different workshops, talks and master-classes allowing audiences the chance to get 'up close and personal' with world-class artists, at little or no cost!

The e-newsletter has more details, plus links for downloading the Festival programme and booking tickets.

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