Wednesday, 18 November 2009

A band's memories of La Roche 2009

The Skillet Lickers plus Colm Murphy (fiddle) playing next to a record stall in the covered market at La Roche (photo from Jim MacArdle)

The Skillet Lickers band (Jim MacArdle, Mick Dunne, Dick McGarry) from Drogheda, Ireland, have written of their experiences at the La Roche Bluegrass Festival 2009:

Our decision to go to the La Roche Bluegrass Festival at a relatively late stage had much to do with the dismal Irish weather, so we found their website, and from our first contacts by e-mail the thoroughly professional approach of the festival organisers shone through...

Chairman Christopher Howard-Williams and his 200 volunteers... provided wonderful food, transport, and assistance of every kind and made the festival the most musician-friendly event we have ever had the privilege to attend.

Read the band's full account on the Bluegrass Ireland Blog.