09 April 2013

News digest #14: 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)

Tues. 9th: Michael J. Miles (USA) and Ken Perlman (USA), Mill Bar, Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare, 8.00 p.m.; tel. John Nyhan, 087 7921771

Wed. 10th: Michael J. Miles (USA) and Ken Perlman (USA), informal session, Bunratty Castle Hotel, Bunratty, Co. Clare

Thurs. 11th: Michael J. Miles (USA), St John's Theatre, Listowel, Co. Kerry, 8.00 p.m.; 068 22566

Fri. 12th: Red Hat Acoustic Music ClubHarbour View Hotel, Naas, Co. Kildare: Anna & Orla Greaves, Ray McGee, Mick Dunne, Paul McEvoy, guests; musicians and listeners welcome; 8.30 p.m.; €3 donation 
Michael J. Miles (USA), Market Theatre, Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare, 8.00 p.m.; 087 688 1650
Ken Perlman (USA), Angler's Rest (upstairs), Carrigrohane, Co. Cork, 8.30 p.m. (with support), tel. Pat Kelleher 086 6062504 

Sat. 13th: Michael J. Miles (USA), Banjo Festival, Clarinbridge, Co. Galway: banjo workshop, 2.00 p.m.; 'Senegal to Seeger', 8.00 p.m.; 086 8351230
Ken Perlman (USA), Muintir Na Tíre Hall, Buttevant, Co. Cork, 8.30 p.m. (with support). tel. John Nyhan 087 7921771 
Two Time Polka, Blackrock Hurling Club ('The Rockies'), Church Rd, Blackrock, Cork. Kickoff 9.30 p.m. Adm. free. Tel. 021 4357377

Sun. 14th: Michael J. Miles (USA), Banjo Festival, Clarinbridge, Co. Galway: jam session, 2.00 p.m.; 086 8351230
Satch Wright (1949-2013) memorial show, Leeson Lounge, Dublin, 7.00 p.m.

Mon. 15th: Ken Perlman (USA), Ballymore Acoustic Gigs, Mick Murphy's 'Stage Inn', Ballymore Eustace, Co. Kildare, tel. Roy Thompson 086 327 0780 

Other news

The updated schedule of events up to 21 Apr. 2013 at the Seamus Ennis Cultural Centre at Naul, Co. Dublin, can be read here.

As Roni Stoneman (USA), 'First Lady of Banjo', is due to visit Ireland from 30 May to 20 June (during which her appearances will include the Westport Folk & Bluegrass Festival), see this Bluegrass Today feature on the latest recording by Roni and her sisters Patsy and Donna, released by Tom Mindte's Patuxent Records label.

Thanks to Chris Keenan for the following two news items:

Beppe Gambetta, the great Italian flatpicker/singer/songwriter, will be touring Ireland from 10 May to 24 May (approx.). 

Nashville singer/songwriter George Harper, with virtuoso mandolin picker John Tomlin, make a welcome return to Ireland after their great performances at last year's Johnny Keenan Banjo Festival. They will tour Ireland from 8 May to 20 May.


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