24 October 2016

Slocan Ramblers (CAN) to tour Ireland, 20-29 Oct. 2017

A month ago the BIB published news from Loudon Temple of the Brookfield Knights agency in the UK, on the up-and-coming Slocan Ramblers bluegrass band from Toronto, Canada, who are due to tour in these islands from 20 October to 18 November 2017. Loudon now confirms that the tour will begin with ten days in Ireland, from 20 to 29 October, including one night at next year's Sligo Live (27/28 Oct.). Loudon writes:

We would very much appreciate it if venues and promoters could provide a steer on what availability they have in that timeframe so we can start to have a close look at some sensible routing.

After Ireland, the band will proceed to Scotland and end the tour in England and Wales.

The Slocan Ramblers (also on Facebook) consist of Adrian Gross, Alastair Whitehead, Darryl Poulsen, and Frank Evans. They have appeared on such prestigious festivals as Rockygrass in Colorado and MerleFest in North Carolina, and they showcased at this year's IBMA World of Bluegrass in Raleigh, NC (see the BIB for 28 Sept.). They have been nominated in the prestigious Canadian Folk Awards in the Traditional Album of the Year category for their CD Coffee Creek which attracted much attention in 2016. The winners will be announced at the start of December 2016. Links to YouTube videos and to the Ramblers' website and Facebook can be found here.

Labels: , , , ,


Post a Comment

<< Home