Friday, 11 June 2010

Bluegrass on the July 2010 Word magazine!

Thanks to Sid Griffin (centre rear in the photo above), leader of the Coal Porters (USA/UK), for the news that the band has a track on the CD accompanying the July issue of the UK music magazine The Word.

The song 'No more chains', from their recent album Durango, can be previewed on The Word's website, where it is the #9 track (though the band is at #10 on the CD). This performance was filmed at the Square Wheels House Concert in Strathpeffer, Scotland, on 29 October 2009, and can also be seen on YouTube.

The Coal Porters, who will be headlining the 4th Westport Folk & Bluegrass Festival in Co. Mayo, Ireland, on 25-27 June 2010, can be seen and heard in many other videos on YouTube, including this driving performance of 'Sail away ladies', in front of a very large crowd in a London street.

Addendum: Tomorrow (Sunday 13 June) Uri Kohen, organiser of the Westport festival, will co-host a radio programme, 'Time after time', to promote the Festival; it will be broadcast on a local radio station at 18:00 Irish time, but can be heard on line here.