27 May 2016

Dublin Bluegrass grows and grows

A great asset for bluegrass in Dublin in the last few years has been the building-up of a weekly jam session in the city centre, which is now giving rise to an exciting development. Some of the pickers regularly attending the session are shown above; Patrick Simpson (second from right) writes:

For the last three weeks we have been lucky enough to enjoy the company of musicians from the Netherlands, Canada, Ireland, and the UK, and we have also been quietly promoting the first-of-its-kind Bluegrass Camp in Ireland, which takes place at Headfort School, 22-24 July 2016 in Kells, Co. Meath. Please contact Simon Humphries at 087 4110931 or T.J. Screene at 087 2477487 for more details.

The quality of music we have entertained in recent months has been outstanding, and we are lucky enough to have performers from the New Breadwinners, Well Enough Alone, and the Bluestack Mountain Boys. All Dublin-based bands and available for gigs, who make Dublin Bluegrass Collective for our Tuesday night residency in Sin É, 14/15 Upper Ormond Quay, Dublin, every week at 9.00 p.m.

We are an open session, and bluegrass musicians are welcome to come and join us; and if you wish to book a good bluegrass band for a gig you can reach me, Patrick Simpson, at 087 6622362 or Aran Sheehan at 085 7110826.

Headfort School, Kells, Co. Meath

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