Tuesday, 6 September 2011

3rd International Bluegrass Meeting Birkenried

Thanks to Lilly Pavlak for photos of the 3rd International Bluegrass Meeting Birkenried, presented by the Country & Western Friends Kötz 1982 e.V. at Birkenried, Germany, over the weekend 2-4 Sept. 2011. Full details, including links to band websites, are on the Friends' website. Many more photos taken by Lilly at the Meeting can be seen here.

As the poster (above) shows, the festival was also a celebration of the centenary of the birth of the Father of Bluegrass Music, and included displays on the life of Bill Monroe and a talk about him by Eberhard Finke, founder and former editor of Bluegrass Bühne, now the official magazine of the GBMA.

Sunday morning mass, with the Blue Grass Boogiemen (NL) performing; also taking part were Mandy Strobel (D) and Rolling Hills (D)