04 July 2015

Bouquets for US friends

Among our most welcome friends from the US are the Special Consensus in the field of bluegrass and the Foghorn Stringband in that of old-time music. Both groups were touring here earlier this year, and both have recently been paid some worthwhile compliments in the bluegrass media.

Daniel Mullins has been covering the 49th Annual Bill Monroe Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival for Bluegrass Today, and in his article on Day 6, published on 30 June, he writes:

Special Consensus completed their two-day run at Bean Blossom on Day 6. Their live show is full of contagious energy, and I consider it a real treat to get to see 'Special C.' If you haven’t seen Greg Cahill & Co. in a few years, you need to amend that void in your life ASAP; you won’t be disappointed.

He also takes excellent photos, including two of Greg. Meanwhile, the Foghorns have had their latest and eighth CD, Devil in the seat, reviewed in the July issue of Bluegrass Unlimited by Steve Goldfield, who gives it a Highlight review and says the band 'just gets better and better'. Read the whole review here.

The Foghorns have also posted an extensive account of their recent tour in Ireland on the front page of their website.

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