Tuesday, 8 September 2009
The Scottish Bluegrass Association (SBA) reports:
Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa (USA) are a hot new bluegrass band with fantastic credentials. Between them, these guys have years of experience playing in famous line-ups including US Navy band Country Current, Emerson & Taylor, Jimmy Martin's Sunny Mountain Boys, Emerson/Newton Band, to name a few. Coupled with Wayne Taylor's brilliant song writing abilities this is one winning combination featuring seasoned professionals: Chris Warner (banjo), Emory Lester (mandolin), Chris Walls (bass), Wayne Taylor (guitar), Dave Giegerich (Dobro)
Fri. 25 Sept. The Fiddle Tree, Birnam, Scotland; evening concert. Tickets available online for credit card bookings. For payment by cheque / cash, tickets will be on sale at Zigzags, Dunkeld 01350 728666 and at Birnam CD 01350 727158.
Sat. 26 Sept. Moniaive Michaelmas Bluegrass Festival, nr Dumfries, Scotland, 01848200474
Sun. 27 Sept. Live Theatre, Newcastle; evening concert, Broad Chare, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3DQ, England. Tel. (0191) 232 1232.
Tues. 29 Sept. Leith Folk Club; 7.30 p.m. concert, tickets 07502024852, The Village, 16 South Fort Street, Leith EH6 4ET, Scotland
Wed. 30 Sept. Rainford Junction, nr St Helens, Lancashire, England; evening concert, 01514746343
Thurs. 1 Oct. St Julians Club, Kent, England; evening concert, 01982 782947
Fri. 2 Oct. Heart Of England Bluegrass Venue, Bulkington, England; evening concert, 02476312258
Sat. 3 Oct. SBA, Queen Margaret Hall, Linlithgow, Scotland; 8.00 p.m. concert + bar, tickets £10 & £8 (SBA member's discount applies) 01968 670038
Sun. 4 Oct. SBA, Craigiebield House Hotel, 50 Bog Road, Penicuik, EH26 9BZ, Scotland; 1.00-4.30 p.m. Afternoon bluegrass band workshops (all levels: bass, banjo, mandolin, dobro, guitar £10 & £8; SBA member's discount applies); box office 01968 670038 (please note the box office number had a wrong digit in the SBA posted mailout)
A full report by John Sheldon, EBMA national representative for Scotland, on recent, current, and forthcoming SBA activities - including booking and sponsorship facilities, events, and information services - can be read here.
Scottish Bluegrass Association
Scottish Charity SC034759