21 July 2015

Viper Central in Ireland, 20 Aug.-7 Sept. 2015

The 'alternative bluegrass' band Viper Central from Vancouver, Canada, who visited Ireland in 2011 and 2012, will be back a month from now for a two-week tour. Their website bio says of their third album:

While the banjo and fiddle remain central, pedal steel can be heard on several tracks and the melodies draw on such diverse influences as Metis fiddle, klezmer, bluegrass, and rockabilly. Most importantly the songs come from Canadian landscape and experiences and the result is entirely natural, effortless, and delightfully original.

The tour schedule is still being filled out; the dates at present on their website are:

Thurs. 20th Aug.: Bronte Music Club, Rathfriland, Co. Down
Fri. 21st: Balor Arts Centre, Ballybofey, Co. Donegal
Sat. 22nd: Beehive Bar, Ardara, Co. Donegal
Sun. 23rd: Matt Molloy's, Westport, Co. Mayo

Fri. 5th-Sun. 7th Sept.: 24th Annual Appalachian and Bluegrass Music Festival, Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh, Co. Tyrone

More details will appear on the BIB as soon as we receive them. The Beehive in Ardara is the focal point for the annual Ardara Bluegrass Festival, which has just had its highly successful eighth outing.

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