05 December 2014

New Rope String Band coming to Ireland Oct. 2015

Thanks to Jock Tyldesley of the New Rope String Band (GB) for the news that the NRSB will be in Ireland for the Cork Folk Festival on 1-4 October 2015 and are looking for other venues to play while they’re here. Jock describes the band (Pete Challoner, Tim Dalling, and himself) as:

a UK based award-winning comedy trio with its heart in traditional music. We are a long-established phenomenon on the international arts touring scene and have recently gained an Edinburgh Fringe Award and opened the Glasgow Celtic Connections Festival 2013.

In the last couple of years we’ve also played at Belfast Children's Festival, Waterford Spraoi, and Baltimore Fiddle Fair, as well as farther afield as Mountain Stage, West Virginia, and the Rainforest World Music Festival in Sarawak, Borneo. Here's a link to our new promo video to whet your appetite.

More info is on their website. The BIB editor can testify that their predecessors the Old Rope String Band were the funniest act he's ever seen on stage, and the NRSB seem to be living up to that heritage. (Jock and Vera van Heeringen played in concert at the 2014 Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival, and the first video on Vera's website comes from that occasion.) Jock can be contacted via his own e-mail, the NRSB e-mail, or telephone (+44(0)1691 791500, +44(0)7796 694191).

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