Monday, 15 November 2010

Co. Clare visits Switzerland

Fans of Irish traditional music who live in central Switzerland had a recent opportunity of making indirect contact with an important event in the Irish bluegrass calendar.

Over twenty members and friends of the Sixmilebridge Folk Club, of Co. Clare in the west of Ireland, went to Lucerne (Luzern) three weeks ago to take part in the Guitar Days Festival there, as well as a special weekend of music and song in Gracie Kelly's Irish Bar in the city. The party is shown above - on the extreme left is Brendan Walsh, director of the annual Winter Music Weekend (WMW). The next WMW will be held on 13-16 January 2011, with the Special Consensus (USA) giving the Sunday night concert as part of their forthcoming tour of Ireland and Britain.

More about the Club trip to Lucerne, with many photos, can be seen here.