Sunday, 7 November 2010

Bluegrass news from the Czech Republic

Map of jams in the Czech Republic, from Folkjam.org

Petr Hrubý, EBMA national representative for the Czech Republic, reports that regular bluegrass jams are held at least once a month in Prague, Brno, Hradec Králové, České Budějovice, Turnov, and Chabařovice, as well as other regular events that incorporate open jams. These events are listed on calendars here and on Blue Grass CZ, 'the liveliest bluegrass portal in the Czech Republic' (in Petr's words), which has now reached a total of one million hits.

Martin Krajíček’s 7th Mandolin Workshop, to be held in Prague (26-28 Nov. 2010), is already fully booked. The intense and concentrated programme includes a 'chair for a mandolin guest', several exceptional instruments to try, and an evening concert. For future workshops, contact Martin Krajíček by e-mail or mobile: +420 608 465 563. More about him can be found online at the KK Band website or on YouTube.

Monogram have released a new CD, Hit the road. Further details and online purchase facilities are on their MySpace.