Monday, 30 June 2008
Lilly of the West showcase party (left to right): Yassen Vassilev (guitar), Ivan Penchev (fiddle), Lilly Drumeva (fiddle), Svoboda Bozduganova (bass), Lubos Novotny (dobro), Lubos Malina (tin whistle)
Lilly of the West performed on 25 June 2008 at the American embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria, invited by US ambassador John Beyrle for his farewell party. The event was attended by the Slovak ambassador, Miachal Kotman, and the director of the Czech Cultural centre in Sofia, Machael Pospisil. The band, with the lineup shown above, will appear on the Bohemian Bluegrass Festival in Pisek, Czech Republic, 25-27 July 2008, and will be on stage on Sunday 27 at 14.15.
For more news and photos (including Lilly with rock legend Mark Knopfler, now on tour with his acoustic band), click here.