Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Mideando String Quintet: available for 2010

Stefano Santangelo of the Mideando String Quintet (Italy) reports that the band is available for bookings in 2010. The MSQ performs original acoustic music and covers from a wide variety of styles on mandolin, octave mandolin, mandocello, violin, acoustic or nylon-strung guitar, and electric bass, with five-part vocal harmony.

At the EWOB Festival in the Netherlands the band won the 3# European Bluegrass Band award in 2003, and the 1# award in 2006; as a result they represented European bluegrass at IBMA's World of Bluegrass 2007. Their version of 'Talk about suffering' appeared on the EWOB 2003 CD and the compilation 10 years of EWOB (both from Strictly Country Records).

Their CDs Viaggio (2005) and Tutte le direzioni (2007) have earned critical acclaim and received much airplay. They have also played at many other events including the 40th Montreux Jazz Festival and the La Roche Bluegrass Festival 2008 at La-Roche-sur-Foron, France.

The full text of Stefano's release can be read here.

MSQ website
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Associazione Musicale MIDEANDO
Via P. Vergerio 6
35126 PADOVA, Italy
tel. +39 049 8021556; cell. +39 338 8227001