09 October 2014

Demolition String Band tour - thanks to Westport Festival team

Demolition String Band: Boo Reiners, Elena Skye

The BIB post of 1 Oct. on the tour by the Demolition String Band (USA), beginning next week, needs updating: several dates can now be added to the schedule, AND further good news is that the complete tour is organised by the Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival team, as the first in an ongoing series of tours by visiting artists which the Festival will present throughout the year. The team announces:

We’ve come across so many great bands that can’t make it to the festival we’re starting a new series of gigs and tours called 'Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival presents…' to showcase these acts.

A full press release about the Demolition String Band tour can be read on the Westport Festival website and on the Festival's latest e-newsletter, which also provides links for downloading press release, pictures, posters, and more information - both on this tour and on next year's Festival (12-14 June 2015). As a special point of interest, the BIB notes that Elena studied mandolin with the maestro Jethro Burns. We quote two sentences from the press release:

The pair... have been thrilling audiences and critics for more than a decade now with their original material mixed with the traditional and the not-so-traditional... Elena and Boo live to connect with fans old and new, everywhere they go.

Read the full release here. The complete tour schedule (all dates are now on the BIB calendar) is:

Thurs. 16th: Crowley’s Bar, Henry St., Kenmare, Co. Kerry, 8.00 p.m.
Fri. 17th: McCarthy’s, Buttevant, Co. Cork, 8.00 p.m.
Sat. 18th: Pat Shortt’s, Castlemartyr, Co. Cork, 8.00 p.m.
Sun. 19th: Blarney Castle Hotel, Blarney, Co. Cork, 9.00 p.m.
Mon. 20th: Charlie’s, 2 Union Quay, Cork city, 9.00 p.m.
Tues. 21st: Matt Molloy’s, Bridge St., Westport, Co. Mayo, 7.00 p.m.
Thurs. 23rd, Furey’s, Bridge St., Sligo town, 8.00 p.m.
Fri. 24th: Spells Bar, Pound St., Ballaghaderreen, Co. Roscommon, 8.00 p.m.
Sat. 25th: Mannion’s Bar, Balla, Co. Mayo, 2.00 p.m. (Balla Bluegrass Festival)
Sun. 26th: Blackrock ('Rockies') GAA Club, Church Rd, Blackrock, Cork city, 8.00 p.m.

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