27 July 2011

A week of old-time music around Dublin

Dublin's Bill Whelan is the mainstay of old-time music here and well respected further afield (he will teach the old-time banjo course at this year's Sore Fingers October Weekend, the fifth time he has done so; read his SF bio here). Thanks, then, to Bill for this schedule of a busy week in the Dublin area:

Sun. 31st July Bill Whelan & Friends, the Burnaby, Greystones, Co. Wicklow, 4.30-6.30 p.m. (as part of Greystones Americana & Roots Weekend); adm. free

Mon. 1st Aug. The OXO Boys Stringband, the Red Stables, St Anne's Park, Dublin 3, 2.00 p.m. (as part of Northside Music Festival); adm. free

Thurs. 4th Aug. The OXO Boys & Guests at the Poor Mouth Folk Club (folk club with featured guests every month), Stag's Head, Dame Court, Dublin 2, 9.00 p.m.; adm. €6.00

Fri. 5th Aug. The OXO Boys, Bandstand, St Stephen's Green (lunchtime 1.00-2.00 p.m.); adm. free

Thanks to Bill also for the picture below of the Hat-Trick Stringband, who played a 'mystery gig' at the Grand Social venue in Dublin recently: (l-r) Stephanie Coleman (USA; fiddle), Cleek Schrey (USA; fiddle & piano), and Bill (5-string banjo). Bill adds:

I will give you advance notice of when they will be back again but please advise people (through the blog) not to miss them.

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At 10:26 pm, Blogger fiddling.girl said...

Looking to find contact information for Bill Whelan; tell him Meghan Merker is hunting him down! fiddling dot girl at gmail dot com

At 11:18 pm, Blogger Richard Hawkins said...


Your e-mail address has been passed on to Bill, who will be in touch with you. Good luck!

BIB editor


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