29 December 2015

Jeff Scroggins & Colorado: Irish tour, 23 Jan.- 4 Feb. 2016

Following on from the BIB post of 10 December, thanks to John Nyhan for a complete tour schedule for the award-winning bluegrass band from Colorado, USA, Jeff Scroggins & Colorado (above), who will be touring in Ireland from 23 January to 4 February 2016, with support on several gigs from the bluegrass/ country duo of their fellow Coloradans Martin Gilmore & Nick Amodeo.

John describes the band in detail: Jeff himself (banjo; far right above), a US National Banjo Champion; Greg Blake (guitar/ vocals; centre), 'an incredible singer and award-winning guitarist'; 21-year-old Tristan Scroggins, Jeff"s son (mandolin/ vocals; second from right) 'a fantastic mandolin player, with a great stage presence'; Ellie Hakanson (fiddle/ vocals; second from left), 'a great fiddle player and singer'; and Isaac Callender (bass/ vocals; far left) 'also an award-winning musician'.

Jan. 2016

23rd & 24th - Shannonside Winter Music Festival, Sixmilebridge and Bunratty, Co. Clare.
Sat. 23rd: Folk Park, Bunratty, 2.00 p.m., 4.00 p.m.; Creamery Bar, Bunratty, 9.30 p.m.
Sun. 24th: Durty Nelly's, Bunratty (main bluegrass concert), 3.00 p.m., tel. 086 8464509; support act: Martin Gilmore & Nick Amodeo

Mon. 25th: Village Arts Centre, Kilworth, Co. Cork, 8.15 p.m., tel. 087 7921771; support act: Martin Gilmore & Nick Amodeo

Tues. 26th: Radio Special, live at 8.30 p.m.; tune in online

Wed. 27th: Schoolyard Theatre, Charleville, Co. Cork, 8.15 p.m., tel. 087 1804870; support act: Martin Gilmore & Nick Amodeo

Thurs. 28th: St John's Theatre, Listowel, Co. Kerry, 8.00 p.m., tel. 068 22566

Fri. 29th: Séamus Ennis Arts Centre, Naul, Co. Dublin, 8.30 p.m.; box office 01 8020898; online booking

Sat. 30th: Pikers Lodge Hotel, Lough Gowna, Co. Cavan, 9.00 p.m., tel. 086 2628567

Sun. 31st: Beehive Bar, Ardara, Co. Donegal, 8.30 p.m., tel. 087 6900714

Feb. 2016

Tues. 2nd: The Main Guard, Sarsfield St., Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, 8.00 p.m., tel. 085 8502289 (a Clonmel Folk Club presentation)

Wed. 3rd: The Sunflower Pub, 65 Union St., Belfast; doors 8.00 p.m., tel. 07779 721643 (Belfast Bluegrass)

Thurs. 4th: Colfers Pub, Carrig-on-Bannow, Co. Wexford, 9.00 p.m., tel. 051 561159

For further details on any of the above, tel. 087 792 1771 or e-mail John.

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