Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Bluegrass on the air - or very nearly

Photo by Fiaz Farrelly

Niall Toner, who has put a lot of bluegrass on the air in Ireland as a presenter on the national radio station, reports that he and his band (above) will soon be bringing bluegrass to the most westerly airport in Europe:

Next Friday (10 December) sees the opening show of a new series of live music gigs at Shannon Airport. Hopefully, this will mark the beginning of a new live music era at the airport. Most of the US-based musicians and bands that we admire, and that have visited these shores over the years, have come through this very facility; and next Friday the NTB will perform in the Arrivals/ Departures area, just after the last flight departs at 9.30 p.m. Admission is free, but it's recommended that attendees should apply for tickets in advance. These are available at the airport front desk, but no-one will be turned away on the night!