01 September 2016

Strong Irish presence again at Banjo 10 Anniversary Event, 22 Oct. 2016

Steve Noon of the Eagle Music Shop in West Yorkshire, England, announces that the Eagle's 'Banjo 10' Anniversary Event will take place at the North Light Gallery, Brooke’s Mill, Armitage Bridge, Huddersfield, HD4 7NR, on Saturday 22 October.

Steve and his wife Joan have made the Eagle Music Shop the world #1 dealership for Deering Banjos, and this year's Event celebrates ten consecutive years in that position. The programme will include concerts, on-stage afternoon performances, workshops, and picking session. As in past years, those taking part will include Greg and Janet Deering (accompanied this year by their daughter Jamie) and the phenomenal Kruger Brothers (photo above).

And, as described on the BIB last year, Ireland is very strongly represented among the artists performing or giving workshops, with JigJam, Pat Kelleher, and Bill Forster. Gavin Strappe of JigJam will also give a workshop on Irish tenor banjo. The Event programme is still being fine-tuned, but an outline schedule can be read here.

A week before the Event, Jens Kruger will give the premiere performance of his new composition 'Roan Mountain Suite', with the Kronos Quartet, in Bristol, TN. Read more on Bluegrass Today.

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