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Following the BIB post of 22 Nov. announcing the new enterprise, dedicated to bringing top bluegrass to Ireland, thanks again to Dave Byrne (son of the great Dave Byrne of East Coast Radio and Midlands Radio 3) for explaining where comes from, and where he and his father mean to take it. The BIB added the bold type:

Dad and I have spent the last three summers travelling Stateside for bluegrass gigs and festivals. A combination of the welcoming and inclusive nature of the bluegrass family and artists expressing a lifelong desire to play over here is what has us were we are – ‘we’d love to, we just don’t know who to contact or how to go about it’ or ‘we’d love to, but we’ve never been approached by anyone about it’ sums up what we’re hearing over and over from willing-to-travel artists.

Of course there are well-established proponents of the genre over here who already do a great job facilitating visiting artists. We’re looking to add to that by putting in place our own (very hands-on) service, everything from the planning and management of a gig or tour to its promotion/ marketing and exposure online (hence the Social Media channels and domain name) – an all-inclusive one-stop service, if you will, for visiting bands and artists (just get on the flight and we’ll take it from there).

It’s early days, of course. gas meter reading We’re busy networking (especially with venues who, understandably, are wary of the unknown quantity that is and finding our way, but we’re excited… and have some equally exciting prospects lined up. At the very least we’ll have fun trying to make this a success, trying to get some of the best in the world at what they do in front of what we know is an appreciative Irish audience.

The BIB reported last week the death of North Carolina fiddler Bill Hicks, a major figure in the revival of old-time music in the last fifty years. We learn today that information is sought on his connections with old-time musicians on this side of the Atlantic – specifically in these islands, and even more particularly concerning musicians from Ireland.

Bill traveled to Europe several times with the Red Clay Ramblers in U.S. State Department organized tours. gas exchange in the lungs occurs in the He reached out and built friendships with Irish musicians who found their way to Chapel Hill. For example, the Red Clay Ramblers had a musical link with Trionna N’Domnhil [sic; i.e. Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill] , an Irish musician who lived in Chapel Hill for a good part of the 1980s and fronted a band called Touchstone, along with Zan McLeod. Her late brother played professionally with John Burke.

I’d like to ask FOAOTMAD friends whether Bill Hicks ever achieved traction on your side of the world, whether old time – or new time – musicians in the UK listened to Fuzzy Mountain recordings, or followed the music of the Red Clay Ramblers, and whether Bill’s fiddling did anything for old time musicians or old time music fans in your universe.

The first step by in making the project a reality is a tour in Ireland by the highly successful Australian bluegrass and country singer Kristy Cox. Australia’s bluegrass performers, like its luthiers, are at international standard, and Kristy Cox is frequently featured on Bluegrass Today; so the tour, scheduled for 11-19 May 2019, is really something to look forward to. electricity and magnetism connect to form More details will be coming in the near future.

I wrote this next instrumental… I thought so long and hard about the roots of bluegrass music & where it came from, emm, in my studies of Bill Monroe’s music, Flatt & Scruggs, the Stanley Brothers, people like that… and eh, my first trip to Ireland… felt like I’d died and went home. It felt so wonderful to be there and play music with the neighbours in the hood over there… and eh, they sure know how to play… it wasn’t no strain at all for me to jump right in & play the tunes I knew and they mixed right with tunes they knew and many of them were the same tunes just with different names… and eh, I kinda thought of that when I wrote this tune… kinda started out the Celtic way and kick into a little bluegrass.

The new project still involves Americana roots music with the usual banjo tunes, but with the addition of recently composed and discovered traditional songs about the infamous nineteenth-century, Irish-American gang leader (my distant relative), James ‘The Rooster’ Corcoran. Known for his ‘caustic tongue and ready wit’, he was often stereotyped tabloid fodder for the newspapers of the 1800s. If you’ve ever seen the movie Gangs of New York , then this would be a musical accompaniment to the rogues, pimps, murderers, and thieves that inhabited New York City in the nineteenth century.

Details of Vincent’s touring experience, distinctions and awards, recorded work, select reviews, recent blurbs, and more, can be found on the bio page of his website. His blog ‘Tools of the trade: songwriters and their guitars’ is good reading for anyone interested in the relationship between musicians and instruments. Videos of live performances include Abner Browns (Dublin; with clawhammer banjo), the 2016 North East Regional Folk Alliance (Stamford, CT), and The Song TV (USA).

During this month several bands or individual musicians, familiar to audiences here from past appearances at festivals, have figured in bluegrass news items. On Bluegrass Today Dave Berry’s series of reports from California includes a long interview with Larry Cohea, banjo-player with High Country at the first Athy Bluegrass Festival back in 1991 and on the band’s subsequent visits. Larry keeps busy with several other bands as well as High Country, together with his work on instruments.

Also on a past Omagh lineup, Love Canon from North Carolina have just released a six-minute video of a live performance of the Paul Simon song ‘Graceland’, which was recorded on their Cover story album earlier this year on Organic Records. It follows their formula of applying a solid bluegrass treatment to pop and rock material. la gasolina reggaeton explosion The video can be seen on YouTube or through a link on the Organic Records press release.

A regular favourite on the much-missed Johnny Keenan Banjo Festivals was Catalan banjo maestro Lluís Gómez with his Barcelona Bluegrass Band. Bluegrass Today has carried features on the 17th Al Ras festival of bluegrass and old-time music, which was held in Barcelona on the second weekend of this month; and on a video from Lluís showing his creative response to requests to play ‘Oh, Susanna’.

Finally, the sad news that Bill Hicks, fiddler, songwriter, and stonemason, died on Remembrance Day at the age of 75. As a member of the Fuzzy Mountain String Band, the Red Clay Ramblers, Craver, Hicks, Watson, & Newberry (see image above), with whom he appeared at Omagh some years back, and other string bands, he was a strong force in the reinvigoration of old-time music over the past fifty years. A long interview with him by Sarah Bryan appeared in the Old Time Herald, xiv, no. 1, pp 20-33. Our sympathies and condolences go out to his wife and musical partner Libby Hicks.

Red Herring consists of Arthur Deighton (vocals, mandolin, guitar, bouzouki), Joram Peeters (vocals, fiddle, viola, guitar, bouzouki, mandolin), Loes van Schaijk (vocals, upright bass), and Paul van Vlodrop (banjo, mandolin, guitar, vocals) – all of them among the most capable and experienced bluegrass musicians this side of the Atlantic. Paul, a former member of 4 Wheel Drive, has been called ‘the best mandolin player in Europe’ by no less than Martino Coppo of Red Wine. Loes is also author of the outstanding book High lonesome below sea level on bluegrass in the Netherlands. More on all the members can be found on the band’s website, together with videos and a downloadable press kit.

This year the band came in second in the European Bluegrass Band contest at the big La Roche Bluegrass Festival in France; they had previously won the #1 Audience Popularity Award at the Bluegrass Beeg Festival in 2014, and the #2 Audience Popularity Award at the European World of Bluegrass Festival the following year. They have just released their third album, Here to distract you, comprising mostly original songs and a few covers.

One example is Matuto (USA), who play ‘Brazilian bluegrass’ with electric guitar, piano accordion, bass, drums, violin, and Brazilian percussion instruments. There’s no connection, as far as we know, with the São Paulo Bluegrass Music Association, and it can be hard to hear the connection with bluegrass; but it must be there somewhere, because their performance at (for instance) the 2013 Wintergrass Festival was warmly commended by the organisers, audience members, and other artists (see this video from their YouTube channel).

Matuto founder member and guitarist Clay Ross is quoted on Bluegrass Today as saying: ‘I’ve heard Bill Monroe would tell musicians, "You can’t really play bluegrass because you’re not from Kentucky, you should do what you do.”’ Bill Monroe certainly believed that people should play their own style; but if he ever did say that non-Kentuckians couldn’t play bluegrass, he didn’t let this affect his choice of band members. Of the 149 Blue Grass Boys listed in the appendix to Tom Ewing’s Bill Monroe, twenty-eight were born in Tennessee, and only fourteen in Kentucky – less than North Carolina and Virginia with twenty each. gas near me now In both the ‘classic’ band of 1945-8 and the last version of the Blue Grass Boys with which he ever recorded – let alone his other bands – Bill was the only Kentuckian.