11 December 2013

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Thanks to Brian McNeal of the Prescription Bluegrass Blog for a reminder that tomorrow is Bluegrass Music Appreciation Day, and the Association of Bluegrass Disc Jockeys urges its members to give the day appropriate recognition. Read the Association's full statement here.

Thanks to Tanya Weliky of ArtistWorks, Inc. for the news that ArtistWorks are launching today 'Acoustic Guitar 101' an absolutely free, comprehensive, user-friendly online acoustic guitar school for beginners, with a structured programme of over eighty-five lessons by guitarist Scott Law. More details are on an introductory YouTube video. Free membership to Acoustic Guitar 101 can be obtained at FreeAcousticGuitar101.com, starting 11 December 2013. See more here.

Thanks to Ray O'Brien for the news that Patrick Simpson (guitar, mandolin) and Luke Coffey (banjo) will be playing at Biddy's Bar, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim, on Saturday 21 December. See more, including a nice picture of Patrick and Luke, on Bluegrass in Ireland.

Following our post of a few days ago on supporting Tony Rice - here's the Homespun Tapes catalogue of instructional material by him on CD and DVD.

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