Monday, 13 April 2009

Honour for UK banjo dealer

The recent tour by the Kruger Brothers included on 28 March a day of workshops and an evening concert at Eagle Music in Yorkshire, England, which presented the event as its annual Deering Day, featuring Deering banjos. The event was sold out. reminds us that:

At last year’s event, Eagle’s owner, Steve Noon, was presented with an award celebrating the company’s achievement as the world’s number one seller of Deering banjos. We think this clearly demonstrates the oft-underestimated popularity of the banjo - and bluegrass music in general - in this country.

The Kruger Brothers will also be taking part in this year's Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival (USA), held on the Walsh Farm, Oak Hill, NY, on 16-19 July. The Grey Fox Festival's handouts for attenders to the IBMA's World of Bluegrass 2008 said 'Welcome' in sixteen languages, eleven of which were European (not counting English).