Saturday, 14 November 2009

Al Ras Festival, 7 November 2009

Lluís Gómez reports that the Al Ras Old-Time & Bluegrass Festival, held last weekend at Mollet del Valles, Barcelona, Spain, was a great success.

Lluís sends this link to a review of the Festival by Jean-Marie Redon and Sharon Lombardi, who were performing there as members of Blue Railroad Train. Also on the schedule were Lemak, from Aquitaine, France, whose original material is in the Basque language; the hosts, Barcelona Bluegrass Band; a Guitar Estravaganza; German dobroist Martin Gross; the Hillbilly Gypsies (Trae & Jamie Lynn Buckner) from Virginia, USA; and the Barcelona Ceilith Band.

Photos of all the acts can be seen in the Redon-Lombardi report. The report - which includes good advice on other things to see in Barcelona - appears in French; the website has a translator. More reviews are expected soon. Next year's Festival will be held on 6 November 2010.