Tuesday, 21 September 2010

London Bluegrass & Old-Time Week, 5-11 May 2011

Rick Townend, musician, teacher, barn-dance caller, and member of the BBMA, announces that a London Bluegrass & Old-Time Week will be held from 5 May to 11 May 2011 (just before the next Orwell Bluegrass Festival). The concept is similar to that of the 'EWOB month'; Rick writes:

It’s an umbrella title for all bluegrass & old-time events happening in greater London that week: it’s not a trading organisation - there’s no central funding or ticket issuing, but I’ll act as coordinator, putting listings on a website and generally publicising the events together and trying to get as much information around as possible. We’ll almost certainly have a printed sheet with listings shortly to put out beforehand.

Already, nearly nine months in advance, ten shows are scheduled as part of the London Bluegrass & Old-Time Week, and more events are expected. All the bands in the London area and south-east England are arranging bookings, barn-dances, workshops, schools demonstrations, etc., to form part of the Week. Further announcements from Rick are expected as the arrangements develop.