Sunday, 5 April 2009

Old-time and Cajun music at Baltimore Fiddle Fair

Betse Ellis

The Baltimore Fiddle Fair in Baltimore, Co. Cork, Ireland, will include a strong presence of American old-time and Cajun musicians on its second day this year. On Friday 8 May the Foghorn Duo (Sammy Lind and Caleb Klauder) from Oregon will be joined by Betse Ellis from the Wilders (Missouri), and Dirk Powell will play Cajun music with Joel Savoy (Louisiana). Declan McCarthy, the Fair organiser, says: 'Make sure to bring your dancing shoes.'

Lind, Klauder, and Ellis (with Nadine Landry of the Canadian bluegrass band Hungry Hill on bass) will also be playing on Thursday 7 May at the 10th Cathedral Quarter Festival in Belfast, while Powell and Savoy will be playing the same night in Dublin with the Dublin band Prison Love.