Sunday, 30 August 2009

New website for Omagh festival

The Appalachian and Bluegrass Music Festival at the Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland, now has a new website as part of the National Museums Northern Ireland organisation.

The new site gives full programme, ticketing, location, and other information, together with photos and details of all the seventeen acts taking part in this year's festival (4-6 Sept. 2009). Extra features include Appalachian dance, represented by Eileen Carson of the Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble (profiled in Bluegrass Unlimited earlier this year); and the Bluegrass Camp for Kids, run by Charles Pettee and John Currie from Asheville, North Carolina.

Thanks to the Dangem company for this news. Dangem also announce their next Bluegrass Get-Together at the Island Civic Centre, Lisburn, Co. Antrim, on the morning of Saturday 19 September. Full details are on the Dangem website, together with the dates (26-8 February 2010) for the second annual Dangem Banjo Camp.