25 March 2013

News digest #12: update

Items added since this post was first published are shown in * red.

Events in the next week (taken from the BIB calendar; please check also the 'Weekly sessions' section of the calendar) 

Thurs. 28th: The Cabin Sessions, Uncle Tom's Cabin, Dundrum, Dublin: the McGrane Family, Con Butler (bass), Gerry Fitzpatrick (dobro), Cathy McEvoy (fiddle); special guests the Hot Dots (Hawaiian), Zuppa Mista (Latin/Folk), Dave Hardy (clarinet/sax);  9.30-11.30 p.m., adm. free

Sat. 30th: Down and Out Bluegrass Band, J's Hotel, Mohill, Co. Leitrim; with draw for €300 Easter hamper and a TV. (€2 to enter); 9.00 p.m. start

Other news

The updated schedule of events up to 13 Apr. 2013 at the Seamus Ennis Cultural Centre at Naul, Co. Dublin, can be read here.

The updated schedule for the imminent tour by clawhammer banjo maestro Michael J. Miles (USA) can be read here. All dates, times, and contact details are on the BIB calendar.

Ray O'Brien's admirable 'Bluegrass in Ireland' Facebook now has its own events calendar. Ray adds:

If you have an event you would like me to publish for you, please get in contact via e-mail with all the event details and I will be happy to do this for you.

* Some times for shows were not available, but if you click into the event some events may show a time**** Please do not go by the times applied to these are just default times on Facebook and have no relevance to exact show times. Rlease contact the venue in question for more information on the relevant show.****

With reference to the Two Time Polka show on 13 Apr. in Cork, mentioned in our recent post of TTP news, Ray's Facebook page shows a message from Roger Ryan of the Country Music Association of Ireland on the event, together with striking images of the band.


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