Monday, 6 July 2009

Festival news from Switzerland

Mountain music with a capital M

Thanks to Lilly Pavlak for the above and many other photos from the 24th Bluegrass Festival Grunderinseli at Thun, Switzerland, on 4 July. Kim Carson (USA) and her honky-tonk band were the festival headliners. They began on 22 June a tour in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and France which lasts to 1 September; the schedule is on the Kim Carson website.

Lilly's photos can be seen here, and her report of the festival can be read here.

Kent Miller of the Swiss Bluegrass Music Association adds:

The festival season in Switzerland continues in August after the traditional school holidays in July.
08 Aug. 6th Bluegrass & Country Festival in Sonogno, Tessin
15 Aug. Bluegrass Family Festival in Stetten, Aargau
29 Aug. Grabenmühle, Sigriswil, Bern
05 Sept. Sunny Mountain Festival, Loomis, Thurgau

As always the starting point for information on Switzerland is the Swiss Bluegrass Music Association website.