16 May 2013

News digest #18

Events in the next ten days (taken from the BIB calendar; please check also the 'Weekly sessions' section of the calendar); dates added since this post was first published are shown in red

Thurs. 16th: Beppe Gambetta (I), The Crane, Sea Rd, Galway city

Fri. 17th: Bluegrass Slow JamWalton's New School of Music, George's St., Dublin 2, 6.30-8.00 p.m. 
Beppe Gambetta (I), McGarrigles, 11 O'Connell St., Sligo town
Tumbling Bones (USA), Killary Sessions on the Killary Fjord, Galway. Ship departs from Nancy’s Point, Leenane, Co. Galway. Doors 6.30 p.m.; tickets €10 at door or call 1800 415151

Sat. 18th: World Fiddle Day
Beppe Gambetta (I), The Stables, Dominick St., Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
Two Time Polka, Roots Music Festival Weekend, The White Horse, West Village, Ballincollig, Co. Cork. Kickoff 11.00 p.m. Adm. free. Tel. 021 4871388
Tumbling Bones (USA), Mullarkey's at Foyle's Hotel, Clifden, Co. Galway, 9.30 p.m., adm. free

Sun. 19th: Rackhouse Pilfer, Whelan's Front Bar, 25 Wexford St., Dublin 2, 7.00 p.m.

Tues. 21st: Berea Bluegrass Band (USA), Church of Ireland, Bruff, Co. Limerick, 8.00 p.m.
Tumbling Bones (USA), The Red Room, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone, 8.30 p.m., £10; bookings/more info, call Sharon at 07747120659

Fri. 24th: Tumbling Bones (USA), Kenny's, Main St., Lahinch, Co. Clare, 9.30 p.m., adm. free
Beppe Gambetta (I), Market House Theatre, Main St., Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare
Woody Pines (USA), Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow
Two Time Polka, The Blue Haven, Pearse St., Kinsale, Co. Cork. Kickoff 10.00 p.m. Adm. free. Tel. 021 4772209
Rackhouse Pilfer with Sandy Kelly, Rockies Club, Church Road, Cork city, 9.30 p.m., adm. free

Sat. 25th: Tumbling Bones (USA), Patrick's Bar, 6 Market St., Ennis, Co. Clare, 9.30 p.m., adm. free
Beppe Gambetta (I), Glen Theatre, Banteer, Co. Cork
Woody Pines (USA), Seamus Ennis Cultural Centre, Naul, Co. Dublin
Two Time Polka, Ballyhooly Arts Festival: The Old Forge Yard, Ballyhooly, Co. Cork. Kickoff 9.30 p.m. Adm. free. Open-air.

Sun. 26th Tumbling Bones (USA), Roadside Tavern, Doolin Road, Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare, 9.30 p.m., adm. free
Beppe Gambetta (I), Colfers, Carrig-on-Bannow, Co. Wexford
Woody Pines (USA), Glens Centre, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim
Rackhouse Pilfer, Whelan's Front Bar, 25 Wexford St., Dublin 2, 7.00 p.m.

Other news

Niall Toner's Onwards & upwards and I Draw Slow's Redhills are among the eight Pinecastle albums eligible for nomination as Album of the Year in this year's IBMA awards. Niall has also, through Make Welcome Entertainment (his agents in the USA), asked voters to consider supporting him as Emerging Artist of the Year and his song 'William Smith Monroe' as Song of the Year.

The updated schedule of events up to 9 June at the Seamus Ennis Cultural Centre at Naul, Co. Dublin, can be seen here. BIB readers should note the Woody Pines show on 25 May (see calendar above).

Terence Cosgrave announces: 'Muletrain are no longer playing on a weekly basis in the Kozy pub in Dun Laoghaire on Thursday nights. We are taking a break and may be back in the autumn.'


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