Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Hungry Hill in Ireland and Britain, 21 Aug.-29 Sept.

Coinciding with the release of their new album Ride, contemporary Canadian bluegrass band Hungry Hill announce their first ever tour of Ireland and Britain this summer.

With a focus on original writing and featuring five seasoned musicians including acclaimed banjo-player Ross Nickerson, Hungry Hill create a fresh sound while staying true to the roots of bluegrass and old-tyme music. Lush vocal harmonies resonate from singers around one microphone, in the traditional acoustic setting of old-tyme music.

'After hearing their sophomore disc, Ride, this critic has no problem declaring Hungry Hill the best bluegrass band in Canada' (Barry Hammond, Penguin Eggs 2007)

Aug. 21-4: 14th Guinness International Bluegrass Festival, Dunmore East, Co. Waterford, IRL
Aug. 26: Kilworth Arts Centre, Kilworth, Co. Cork, IRL
Aug. 28: Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, NI
Aug. 31: De Barra’s Folk Club, Clonakilty, Co. Cork, IRL
Sept. 2: St John’s Theatre, Listowel, Co. Kerry, IRL
Sept. 3: Tom Malone’s Marketplace Pub, Milltown Malbay, Co. Clare, IRL
Sept. 5-7: Appalachian & Bluegrass Music Festival, Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh, Co. Tyrone, NI
Sept. 11: Galway Americana Festival, the Crane Bar, Galway, IRL
Sept. 12: The Seamus Ennis Centre, The Naul, Co. Dublin, IRL
Sept. 13: The Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow, IRL
Sept. 14: Colfers Pub, Carraig-on-Bannow, Co. Wexford, IRL
Sept. 18: Jumpin’ Hot Club, Newcastle on Tyne, England
Sept. 19: Cambria Arts Centre, Tregaron, Wales
Sept. 20-22: Cornish Bluegrass Association Festival, Newquay, England
Sept. 25-8: Johnny Keenan Banjo Festival, Longford Town, Co. Longford, IRL
Sept. 26: Clifden Community Arts Festival, Connemara, Co. Galway, IRL
Sept. 29: The Cherry Tree, Walkinstown, Dublin, IRL

The official Hungry Hill press release can be seen here. More information is on the band's website and MySpace site. Media contact: e-mail.