24 July 2011

Don and Martha in Dublin, 18-22 Aug. 2011

Good to hear from Don DePoy and Martha Hills, based in McGaheysville, Virginia, who play as the duo Me & Martha as well as with a five-piece band. They'll be visiting Dublin for a few days, just under a month from now (18-22 Aug.), and though they won't be bringing their instruments (well, Don plays seven, for a start, and Martha's main instrument is the upright bass), they would love to meet some bluegrass folks while they're here.

Don is a fifth-generation musician from a Virginia family, and Martha comes from the northern state of Maine near Belfast. In addition to a lively and varied career picking and teaching traditional mountain music and bluegrass, they're founders of the Shenandoah Music Trail (see also here). The map of the Trail shows that the southern end stops just short of Dublin, VA; is some kind of pattern emerging here?

Find out more about Don and Martha through their website, through which you can also contact them. The BIB editor is contemplating ways of making them welcome during their brief stay in Dublin; if you'd be interested in taking part, e-mail the editor.



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