28 September 2016

Latest news on the Slocan Ramblers

The BIB editor reports:

Last Friday the BIB published the news from the UK's Brookfield Knights agency that the Slocan Ramblers from Toronto will be available for bookings in these islands from 20 October to 18 November next year.

Yesterday (Tuesday 27 Sept.) the IBMA's World of Bluegrass - the focal point of bluegrass activity on this planet - began in Raleigh, NC. A report on the first day by Tara Linhardt on Bluegrass Today includes a three-and-a-half-minute video showing a group identified only as 'a fun young band from Toronto, Canada'. They turned out to have all the drive and excitement one looks for in traditional bluegrass, so I checked it out on YouTube: the band turns out to be the Slocan Ramblers, who were playing their showcase set in the Marriott Hotel at 10.00 p.m. On the strength of this, I hope we see them over here next year.

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