Sunday, 5 June 2011

European artists in Fanning the fire movie

The Bluegrass Heritage Foundation (USA) has produced Fanning the fire, a new twenty-minute documentary film about bluegrass. Centred on the experiences of a Texas teenager, Fanning the fire shows 'why people young and old get hooked on playing this music and enjoying companionship at festivals around the world'.

Fanning the fire is being shown at film festivals in the USA. A one-minute trailer can be seen here, in which the Toy Hearts (GB; see 'poster' image) appear. Also listed in the film credits is French master fiddler Raphaël Maillet. See also the Bluegrass Heritage Facebook page.

The Toy Hearts will be taking part in the Hamawé Roots Festival at Virton, Belgium, on 11-12 June 2011.