Thursday, 19 February 2009

Celts, bluegrass, and the Czech connection


Peter O. Ruby with All Bells & Whistles at the 2008 European Bluegrass Festival at La Roche-sur-Foron, France

Peter O. Ruby, leader of the hard-driving Czech bluegrass band All Bells & Whistles, runs an excellent website which uses joomla! software to present information in several languages. It deals with many things besides his own band (for example, video footage of a very young Ricky Skaggs playing on TV with Flatt & Scruggs). One section is devoted to the Celts in central Europe - Peter says:

The Celts, a topic 'hiding' far right as a last top menu item, is dedicated to the topic of the amazing and obscure world of Central European Celtic population, and as the bluegrass has also sprung basically from the Irish music of the early American immigrants, I do not consider this topic to be so remote that it should not stay here.

Check out the Celtic links section of the website here.