07 February 2015

April Verch Band (CAN) back in Ireland, 6-22 May 2015

L-r: Cody Walters, April Verch, Hayes Griffin (photo: Sandlin Gaither)

May looks like being a lively month for the bluegrass and old-time fan in this island; and thanks in particular to the current issue of Irish Music Magazine for the news that the April Verch Band from Canada will be back in Ireland that month to play at least twelve shows (including the Baltimore Fiddle Fair) before moving on to Britain. Those who didn't see them at last year's Appalachian and Bluegrass Music Festival at the Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh, Co. Tyrone, have a treat coming. (So have those who did, for that matter.)

The magazine has a photo of April on the front cover. The band is the same as at Omagh: April (vocals, fiddle, dance), Cody Walters (bass, banjo), and Hayes Griffin (guitar). Their online schedule at present shows the following dates, together with links for online ticket bookings.

Wed. 6th: The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim
Thurs. 7th: St John’s Theatre & Arts Centre, Listowel, Co. Kerry
Fri. 8th: Wexford Opera House, Wexford town
Sat. 9th: Triskel, Christchurch, Cork city
Sun. 10th: Baltimore Fiddle Fair, Baltimore, Co. Cork
Tues. 12th: Station House Theatre, Clifden, Co. Galway
Wed. 13th: The Sugar Club, Dublin 2
Thurs. 14th: Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow
Fri. 15th: Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, Co. Louth
Wed. 20th: Black Box, Belfast
Thurs. 21st: Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart, Co. Londonderry
Fri. 22nd: Island Arts Centre, Lisburn, Co. Antrim

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