04 July 2016

Betse & Clarke in Ireland, Aug.-Sept. 2016: update

The BIB announced on 16 March that Betse & Clarke (USA) would be in Ireland this autumn. The new duo combines the exuberant old-time fiddling and singing of Betse Ellis (formerly of The Wilders) with Clarke Wyatt's precise, thoughtful three-finger-style banjo playing. Their new full-length album is now available.

Shows by Betse & Clarke will include two of the major festivals in the Irish bluegrass calendar: Dunmore East (25-8 Aug.) and Omagh (2-4 Sept.). A few dates (28-30 Aug.) remain free, so event organisers and promoters who are interested - and so they should be - can contact Betse & Clarke through the website or by e-mail. Sixteen videos of their music can be seen and heard on YouTube and Facebook, and some are also on the website. As their bio says:

Together, Betse & Clarke give every listener something to appreciate. They perform traditional tunes learned from cherished sources, creative arrangements of familiar and forgotten songs, and original compositions. You can expect to hear something new that preserves the spirit of tradition.

A full schedule will appear on the BIB as soon as possible.

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