06 December 2013

Events in the next week - and more

Fri. 6th: Sacred Harp Singers of Dublin, regular weekly sing (7.00-9.00 p.m.) held this week in Franciscan Friary, Merchant's Quay, Dublin 8; all welcome

Sat. 7th: Sacred Harp Singers of Dublin All-Day Singing (10.00 a.m.-4.00 p.m.), Franciscan Friary, Merchant's Quay, Dublin 8; all welcome
New series of Niall Toner's RTÉ Radio 1 show 'Roots Freeway' begins

Thurs. 12th: Bluegrass Music Appreciation Day

Fri. 13th: Red Hat Acoustic Music Club, Harbour Hotel, Naas, Co. Kildare; 8.30 p.m.; all welcome

The updated schedule of events at the Seamus Ennis Cultural Centre, Naul, Co. Dublin, up to 20 December 2013 can be seen here.

Thanks to Anna Schwaber for the latest update on the DVD and merchandise of the film The Porchlight sessions (featured on the BIB in the past). Compass Records are taking part in distributing the film, and further changes are being made from the director's cut at Compass's request. More aspects of the history of Bill Monroe and several other new elements will be added; and while overall running time is being cut, bonus content is being considered for the DVD. So: a little more patience is needed, but (as we already knew) it'll be worth waiting for.

The Porchlight sessions was financed using a KickStarter campaign, and earlier this week the BIB mentioned Nick DiSebastian, who is also using KickStarter to finance his solo album. The photo below shows Nick on bass with another band that he's in: Rebecca Frazier and Hit & Run. See more about the band in this feature on Bluegrass Today.

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