25 August 2015

Westport brings Demolition String Band to Ireland, 28 Aug.-6 Sept. 2015

Thanks to Uri Kohen, leader of the organising team for the Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival at Westport, Co. Mayo, for this news:

Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival presents:
The 3rd Irish tour of US duo Demolition String Band

The band will play fourteen shows in Ireland, including two at Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival and six at Omagh. All the dates are on their website.

The band's last visit was very successful and included a performance at the Balla Bluegrass Festival.

Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival, which will celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2016, will be touring and promoting several international acts in the coming year.
Dates are shown on the poster image above as well as on the band's website. They are:

Fri. 28th Aug.: Levi’s, Corner House, Main St., Ballydehob, Co. Cork, 9.00 p.m. [not Ballinacurra, Midleton, as previously shown on the BIB]

Sat. 29th: Blackrock 'Rockies' Hurling Club, Church Rd, Blackrock, Cork city, 9.00 p.m. (with Hank Wedel and company)

Sun. 30th: 21st Guinness International Bluegrass Festival, Dunmore East, Co. Waterford, 4.00 p.m. at Azzurro, 10.00 p.m. at Spinnaker (DSB acoustic trio)

Mon. 31st: Charlie’s Bar, 2 Union Quay, Cork city, 9.00 p.m.; +353 21 496 5272 (Hank Wedel and friends, long-running Monday night session)

Tues. 1st Sept.: Matt Molloy’s, Bridge St., Westport, Co. Mayo, 7.00 p.m.

Wed. 2nd: McGing's, High St., Westport, Co. Mayo, 9.00 p.m.

Thurs. 3rd: Beehive Bar, Ardara, Co. Donegal, 8.00 p.m.

Fri. 4th-Sun. 6th: 24th Appalachian and Bluegrass Music Festival, Ulster American Folk Park, Mellon Rd, Castletown, Omagh, Co. Tyrone; Fri. 2.00, 6.00 p.m., Sat. 7.00 p.m., Sun. 2.30, 4.30 p.m. (DSB acoustic trio)

Demolition String Band: Boo Reiners, Elena Skye

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