Monday, 9 March 2009

Barcelona Bluegrass & Old-Time

Thanks to Lluís Gómez for news of the Barcelona Bluegrass & Old-Time website, a valuable service to anyone living in the area or visiting the city.
Two years ago a group of devotees began a bluegrass jam session at the Celtic Cross pub in Barcelona. Sessions are now held every two weeks in the Limerick Irish Pub, C/Bruc 55, 19:30-22:00; the Bristol Blue, C/Torrent de L’Olla 39-41, 19:30-22:00; and L’Astrolabi, C/Martinez de la Rosa 14, 20:00-22:00. The next jam session will be in L’Astrolabi on 15 March. The introduction states:

Our aims have not changed and we still endeavor to promote Bluegrass by putting on events & sessions throughout the year & hope that this website will be used by Bluegrass/ Americana lovers all over the world.

The website also gives information on Guitarland (C/Diluvi 6, +34 93 2188677), the only shop for bluegrass instruments in Barcelona, and on the 8th Al Ras Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Festival, which will be held on 7 November 2009 at Mollet del Valles, Mercat Vell. Details of the lineup are on the Festival's MySpace site.