Wednesday, 6 February 2008

Bluegrass wins in BBC TV talent show

Katherine Selby of reports that the Carrivick Sisters, from Devon in south-west England, have won their round of a new BBC TV talent show, 'Upstaged'. To win, they had to perform for six hours inside a glass box at the Millennium Square in central Bristol on two successive days, and will be continuing today. Anyone within reach has been able to join them for a jam inside the box. They can be seen playing in video footage on the 'Upstaged' website.

Charlotte and Laura Carrivick are only 18. Their singing and playing of mandolin, guitar, fiddle, and dobro made a great impression at last year's European World of Bluegrass Festival in the Netherlands. Thanks to for the news, and to Jan Michielsen of Four Wheel Drive for bringing it to our attention.