Thursday, 3 September 2009

Turquoise in Omagh

Turquoise, the multi-national band based in France, will be among the headline acts at the 18th Appalachian and Bluegrass Music Festival (4-6 September 2009) at the Ulster-American Folk Park outside Omagh, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland.

On this trip Jeanmarie Peschiutta (vocals, guitar), Natalie Shelar (vocals, bass) and Jean-Marc Delon (banjo, vocals) will be joined by Martino Coppo (mandolin, vocals), standing in for Christian Séguret. Martino, who is a member of the EBMA board, is no stranger to Omagh, having played there more than once with Red Wine (Italy). The festival programme notes on Turquoise can be read here.

Two winners of the #1 European Bluegrass Band award at the EWOB Festival will also be playing at Omagh this year - 4 Wheel Drive (2002) and Acousticure (2008).