22 October 2013

News extra!

Niall Toner Band for Merlefest 2014
    *European Bluegrass Personality of the Year 2012
    *Most downloaded folk/bluegrass CD to worldwide radio on AirPlay Direct
    *His song 'Lonely souls and broken hearts' featured in ABC drama 'Nashville' and in 'Haven', TV drama based on Stephen King's novel The Colorado Kid
    *His instrumental 'A real reel' featured in Grand Theft Auto IV
    *His songs recorded by Bill Wyman, Albert Lee, Nashville Bluegrass Band, Special Consensus, etc....
Now see Niall and his band - five performances at MerleFest 2014!

Saturday 26 April, 10.45 a.m. Creekside Stage
Saturday 26 April, 11.45 a.m. Mayes-Pit Cohn Auditorium
Saturday 26 April, 1.45 p.m. Cabin Stage
Saturday 26 April, 8.30 p.m. Autograph A

Sunday 27 April, 11.45 a.m. Americana Stage

Further information: Make Welcome Entertainment; Niall Toner Band

Thanks to Roger Ryan of the Country Music Association of Ireland for the news that multi-award-winning steel-guitar player Jay Dee Maness (USA) will perform at a special concert in the City Library, Cork, TOMORROW (Wed. 24 Oct.) at 1.00 p.m., following his appearance as featured star at the Irish Steel Guitar Festival in the Green Isle Hotel, Dublin, last weekend. Ray Barron of Two Time Polka will also be there on mandolin. Roger apologises for the short notice, but being able to arrange the Cork show was a unique opportunity.

Maness has worked with many artists, among whom those most likely to be known to BIB readers include Earl Scruggs, Rose Maddox, Chris Hillman, and the Desert Rose Band.

The updated schedule of forthcoming events at the Seamus Ennis Cultural Centre in Naul, Co. Dublin (including the Southern Tenant Folk Union concert on Sat. 9 Nov.) can be seen here. Other shows in the STFU tour are listed on the BIB calendar.

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