19 February 2016

Bluegrass at Omagh this autumn - and in Belfast THIS SUNDAY

Thanks to Sharon Loughrin (of the Red Room, and also NI area representative of the BBMA) for some exciting news about this year's Appalachian and Bluegrass Music Festival in the Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh, Co. Tyrone - and news of live bluegrass this weekend in Belfast:

The Folk Park have advertised a few bands confirmed for the Omagh festival (2-4 September). Revealed so far are the Corn Potato String Band (USA), the Blue Grass Boogiemen (NL), Sunny Side (CZ), and Red Wine (I). Richard [Richard Hurst, festival director] is also quoted as saying: 'We are hoping to bring several of the biggest names in American bluegrass as headliners for this year's festival which marks our 25th anniversary.' It's all sounding very good already.

Also, the Down and Out Bluegrass Band [above] are playing in St George's Market, Belfast, on Sunday from 11.30 a.m. There would be worse ways of spending a wet Sunday than perusing the craft and art stalls in the lovely St George's, not to mention all the speciality foods with the added bonus of some great bluegrass music.

BIB editor's note: The Folk Park information appeared in the Thursday 18 Feb. issue of the Belfast News Letter and can be seen here.

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At 1:50 pm, Blogger Richard Hawkins said...

Thanks to Jacqui Roberts for the information that readers of the Crawley and Horley Observer (serving the borders of Sussex and Surrey in south-east England) got exactly the same information on the same day! See http://www.crawleyobserver.co.uk/what-s-on/entertainments/plans-for-best-ever-omagh-bluegrass-festival-1-7220158. The Folk Park casts a long shadow...


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