Tuesday, 18 September 2007

Tim O'Brien and Turquoise: update

Joël Herbach, former organiser of the Festival Bluegrass de Toulouse, and now president of the environmental association Allier Sauvage, reports that the concert featuring Tim O'Brien with Turquoise will take place at the Théâtre Valéry Larbaud cultural centre, Vichy, France, on Sunday 21 October 2007 at 15.00, instead of at 21.00 on Saturday as previously announced. The date has been changed to avoid a clash with the rugby final on TV. The new time will also allow people to travel longer distances to the show without having to book accommodation in Vichy.

As Christian Séguret will be at the Olympia with Hughes Haufray on Sunday, Martino Coppo of Red Wine will be Turquoise's mandolinist for this concert, along with Jean-Marie Peschiutta (guitar, vocals), Natalie Shelar (bass, vocals), and Jean-Marc Delon (banjo, vocals).

The hall opens at 14.45, with a presentation of the Allier Sauvage website at 15.00. In honour of Tim O'Brien's Irish roots, the Mighty Sparrows (Ulysse Herbach; Franck Renard, uilleann pipes; Fabien Guiloineau, bouzouki) will open the show at 15.15, and the main acts will begin at 15.50. An apéro-rencontre will be held from 17.30 to 19.00 at the brasserie Le Cyrano opposite the theatre. A map showing the location of the theatre is here.

Admission €15 (concessions €12; under 12s free). Bookings can be made up to 15 October: online at www.ticketnet.com or www.fnacspectacles.com, or by telephone (tous tarifs) Centre Culturel Valery Larbaud, +33 04 70 32 15 33.