22 July 2016

Lands End Dunmore East bound!

Lands End at the 2012 Didmarton Bluegrass Festival (UK)

Thanks to Karen Cheevers of B2B Communications for this press release on a welcome addition to the lineup for this year's 22nd Guinness International Bluegrass Festival:

Lands End, a group of young talented musicians with origins in five countries, return to the coastal village of Dunmore East, Co. Waterford, for the 22nd International Bluegrass Festival, which takes place from 25 to 28 August.

The band was formed in 2012, when its members met at the Sore Fingers bluegrass workshop in Oxfordshire and got together for a one-off show. However, the impact they made dictated that they couldn’t possibly stop there and have been gigging throughout Ireland, the UK, and the US ever since.

Whilst their music is strongly embedded in the bluegrass tradition, each member brings a distinctive sound of their own to the musical arrangements of the band. Playing a mix of original material alongside bluegrass standards and the odd hint of Celtic and Baltic tastes, Lands End proved hugely popular at the Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival when they debuted in 2012.

Mick Daly, Festival organiser, is delighted to welcome the band back to the festival this year. 'Lands End made a great impression when the played the festival in 2012. Their sound appeals to both young and old, they gel well on stage, have a great energy and presence, and are hugely talented musicians in their own right.'

'Even though the members are relatively young, they are a real success story on the bluegrass landscape. They got together for a one-off gig four years ago, but the reaction to their sound was so positive they stayed together and have grown in popularity with a string of concerts throughout Ireland, the UK and Europe.'

Richie Foley of Lands End is looking forward to returning to Dunmore East later in the summer. 'Dunmore East is a fantastic weekend of bluegrass in Ireland. People come just to hear good music. We've made some great friends there and really looking forward to being back in August.'

Lands End will play a number of free gigs throughout Dunmore East on 26, 27, and 28 August. They will be in good company, performing alongside acts such as Betse & Clarke, Cup O’ Joe, the Mons Wheeler Band, Rackhouse Pilfer, and many more which will play free gigs at the Strand Inn, the Three Sisters, the Spinnaker, Powers Bar, and Azzurro.

Grammy nominees Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley will play two ticketed gigs at the Marquee at the Lighthouse Bistro, Dunmore East, on 27 and 28 August.

For more information about the 22nd Guinness International Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival in Co. Waterford, visit www.discoverdunmore.com. Keep an eye on Facebook and Twitter for updates. Tickets for Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley are available on www.ticketmaster.ie.

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