Photo: Lilly Pavlak
Thanks to Dennis Schut for the news that Dr Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys will be playing in concert at the Barbican Centre, London, on 27 May 2009. See the Barbican calendar for a booking link; the event is part of the Barbican's spring sale programme.
Dr Stanley and the band are also scheduled to appear at 8.00 p.m. at the Pavilion, North Parade Road, Bath, on Friday 29 May, as part of the Bath International Music Festival. Other bluegrass-related performances and showings of the Coens' O brother, where art thou?, John Cohen's That high lonesome sound, and The Appalachians will take place in late May; see Richard F. Thompson's post on the Bluegrass Blog (17 March 2009).
And thanks to Dee Hallett for the news that there will also be a show at Manchester Academy 2 (in Manchester University Student's Union building) on Saturday 30 May. Tickets (£22) are available from Ticketline (+44 (0)161 832 8111 or online) and from the Academy box office (+44 (0)161 275 2930). Ample, secure, and cheap parking is adjacent to the main academy venue. Details of the gig and venue information can be found here. No other shows by Dr Stanley and the band are scheduled in Europe on this trip.