13 September 2012

Johnny Keenan Banjo Festival workshop schedule

Just seven days till the 11th Johnny Keenan Banjo Festival opens in Tullamore, Co. Offaly! In their latest e-newsletter, the organisers send the following preliminary schedule for workshops, all of which will be held in the conference centre at the Tullamore Court Hotel.

Sat. 22 Sept.
10.00 a.m.
Songwriting: Niall Toner
Guitar: Rick Shea
4-string banjo: Liam and David Howley
5-string banjo: Michael J. Miles

12 noon 4-string Irish banjo: Enda Scahill
5-string banjo (bluegrass): Lluis Gomez
Bluegrass mandolin: Don Rigsby
Dobro: Rob Ickes
Singer/songwriter: Tim Stafford

2.00 p.m. 'Cajon' in bluegrass and Irish music: Robbie K. Jones
5-string banjo (bluegrass): Jason Burleson
Flatpicking guitar: Charlie Sizemore
Singer/songwriter: Shawn Lane
Mouth organ in bluegrass: Joan Pau Cumellas

4.00 p.m. Special performance of 'Senegal to Seeger' - 90-minute one-man show on banjo history: Michael J. Miles
Bluegrass and gospel vocals: Don Rigsby

Sun. 23 Sept.
12 noon
4-string Irish banjo: Tom Cussen
Singer/songwriter: Rick Shea
Flatpicking guitar: Charlie Sizemore
Irish fiddle: Niamh Dunne
Double 5-string banjos: Lluis Gomez and Fred Simon

2.00 p.m. Bluegrass/country singing: Suzy Bogguss
4-string Irish banjo: Gerry O'Connor
Accordion: Damian McKee/Sean Og Graham
Bodhran: Eamonn Murray
5-string banjo: Michael J. Miles

4.00 p.m. 4-string vs 5-string banjo: Gerry O'Connor and Jason Burleson

More workshops are TBC, and the above schedule is subject to change.

The e-newsletter also gives the full concert schedule, accommodation and camping guidance, and a list of nineteen venues in Tullamore at which live music is welcome. Read it all here.

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