17 August 2016

The inclusiveness of bluegrass

A previous night at Sin E: (l-r) Lily Sheehan, John Denby,
Luke Coffey, Aran Sheehan, Niall Hughes, T.J. Screene,
Patrick Simpson, Hugh Taggart

The BIB editor writes:

I had a very enjoyable and stimulating time at last night's bluegrass jam session in the weekly series at the Sin É Bar on Ormond Quay in central Dublin. The session, under the auspices of the Dublin Bluegrass Collective (DBC), is one of the most accessible in the country for visiting pickers and listeners, and has been running successfully for years now - Aran Sheehan, one of the founders, writes on Facebook:

WOW! Last night was a beautiful example of how bluegrass music is a multi-generational social phenomenon, without barriers in nationality, religion, politics, or anything I can think of! With Evan Lyons at only 16 years old, playing dazzling banjo; with the incredible Chamille from France on fiddle; my daughter of 22 years, lovely singing; then of course, to those of us of much more advanced years (we won't put ages here) but Aran, Lily's dad on mandolin, Antho (singer/guitarist), Patrick Simpson (co-founder of DBC) and of course banjo player extraordinaire Richard Hawkins at the more experienced end [very discreetly put, Aran - Ed.], with the bright talent of folks in their 20s like Luke Coffey (banjo), Niall Hughes (guitar), and John Denby (mandolin). I have not even mentioned everyone here; this is just a taste of what we are doing every week and to make the point of how inclusive bluegrass music is!

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