Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Lilly of the West news

Lilly Drumeva reports from Bulgaria:

Lilly of the West had a successful summer season, including appearances at two major festivals: La Roche Bluegrass Festival, France, and the Bansko Jazz Fest, Bulgaria. The band also played a series of concerts in the Sofia parks, organized by the municipality.

Dorian Ricaux, a young, talented French mandolin player collaborated with Lilly of the West on several occasions. He was invited to join the band because of Lilly’s hand injury. She has been suffering from a 'trigger finger' in the past two months. In October the problem will hopefully be relieved by a small surgery.

In September the band tours in Bulgaria and abroad: Lovech Bard fest 2/3.09, Asenovgrad, Plovdiv 16/17.09, as well as in Hungary, Slovakia, and Austria (see below).

Recordings for the new album have been in process. It will feature jazz and swing standards, covers of Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Everly Brothers, two Bulgarian folk songs, and Lilly’s original compositions.

Lilly of the West tour dates, Sept. 2011

Fri. 23.09 Vienna, Austria
Bulgarisches Kulturinstitut, Haus Wittgenstein, Parkgasse 18, 1030 Wien; info: +431 71331640

Sat. 24.09 Vienna, Austria
Schutzhaus am Rosenhügel, Atzgersdorfer Str. 171, 1230 Wien; info: +43 69919202032

Sun. 25.09 Budapest, Hungary
Acoustic Club, Rock Randevú, Budapest VI, Hunyadi tér 11; info: +36 30 253 8790

Mon. 26.09 Budapest, Hungary
LEGUAN Cafe+Bar, 1075 Budapest, Kazinczy u. 52 (bejárat a Holló utcából); tel.: +36 30 201 3456 ‌

Tues. 27.09 Budapest, Hungary
Bolgar Kulturalis Intezet, Andrassy ut. 14, Budapest VI 1061; info: +361 2694246, 269-20-48

Wed. 28.09 Bratislava, Slovakia
Concert at: Hviezdoslav square, Bulharský kultúrny inštitút, Jesenského 7, 811 01 Bratislava; info: +421 2 544 101 40

Thurs. 29.09 Vienna, Austria
Folkclub Heureka, A-1080 Wien, Skodagasse 17; info: +43/676/544 34 13, +43/676/722 22 95

Fri. 30.09 Vienna, Austria
Vienna Country & Western Club, Neilreichgasse 78, A-1100 Wien; info: +4319053001

Sat. 01.10 Vienna, Austria
Vienna Headquarter Club, Beckmanngasse 72 (Ecke Meiselstrasse), A-1150 Wien; info +43 699 19546154, +43 699 19438211