07 February 2016

10th Coastline Bluegrass Music Event, North Wales, 3-5 June 2016

The most accessible bluegrass festivals outside this country (unless you're in Ulster) are in Wales - so thanks to John Prytherch, organiser of the Coastline Bluegrass Music Event (CBME), for news of the 10th Event, which will be held on the weekend 3-5 June 2016 in the Pavilion at Llangollen, North Wales.

The complete lineup for this year's CBME is now on the website, with bio details. Topping the bill are Sunnyside from the Czech Republic, with Cup O' Joe from Co. Armagh; and from Britain Flats & Sharps (who headed the Saturday concert at Westport 2015), Tilter Wheel, The Rip Roaring Success, Biggin Hillbillies, Stompin' Dave Allen, and the Appalachian dance teams Feet First and Leap to your Feet.

A definite plus, announced on the CBME Facebook, is that the MC will be Dublin-born Eugene O'Brien, current chairman of the EBMA and former banjo-player with the Sons of Navarone (B). Eugene's MC work is masterly, as anyone who's seen him at it can testify.

The CBME ranks high on the 'best festivals' choices of journals in Britain, including both the Guardian and the Daily Telegraph - two papers that rarely agree on anything else... Tickets can also be booked online, with special provision for campers and BBMA members.

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