15 June 2018

McLain Family Band (USA) in Ireland, 15-21 July 2018

L-r: Daxson Lewis, Alice White, Raymond McLain, Ruth McLain,
Al White

Thanks to John Nyhan for this photo of the McLain Family Band from Berea, KY, and the following details of their tour in Ireland a month from now. This will be part of a tour in Europe throughout the whole of July, marking the fiftieth anniversary of when the band began playing as a family.

In those fifty years, the McLain Family Band have played in sixty-two countries, in all fifty states of the USA, and in some of the most prestigious venues. They have just released a book, The McLain Family Band: 50 years of music, a pictorial history, and their most recent album Celebrate life. Multi-instrumentalist Al White has played in Ireland before, as leader of the Berea College Bluegrass Ensemble. The McLains' full schedule in Ireland is as follows:

Sun. 15th: Church of Ireland, Bruff, Co. Limerick, 8.00 p.m., tel. 086 302 7976
Mon. 16th: Village Arts Centre, Kilworth, Co. Cork, 8.15 p.m., tel. 087 792 1771
Tues. 17th: O Gliasan's Pub (concert room), Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare, 8.30 p.m., tel. 086 846 4509 (A Sixmilebridge Folk Club Presentation)
Wed. 18th: St John's Theatre, Listowel, Co. Kerry, 8.00 p.m., tel. 068 22566
Thurs. 19th: Market House, Miltown Malbay, Co .Clare, 9.00 p.m., tel. 087 688 1650
Fri. 20th-Sat. 21st: Ardara Bluegrass Festival, Ardara, Co. Donegal, tel. 087 690 0714

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