Thursday, 24 November 2011

Lynne Butler: December highlights

Lynne Butler (UK) sends the playlists for this week's shows in her 'Butler's Boudoir Bluegrass' and 'Lynne Butler’s Eurograss' series (see the EBB's separate 'Radio playlists' post). Lynne adds:

This week’s shows are equally packed with fabulous music from the European bluegrass community as well as in 'Butler’s Boudoir Bluegrass' there is a section featuring other bluegrass music from around the world.

Coming up at Christmas are the highlights of all the festivals this year that I have been able to attend, including the Didmarton and Cornish festival highlights. Also 'The rise of the ukulele' - a two-hour documentary by myself on the uke and its popularity, and how it’s making its mark on the bluegrass scene. It will feature live tracks and interviews from the International Ukulele Club of Sonning Common and Jess & the Gents as well as some lovely extras thrown in!

Also coming up and NOT TO BE MISSED is the Living Advent Calendar to be held in Henley on Thames - it‘s all for charity and a lot of fun - take a look at the website each day from 1 December to see who will be behind which window! Full of surprises and fun. Each performance will be recorded and videoed so that EVERYONE can enjoy the festive fun around the world. Please pass on this link. I can tell you that my son George and I will be performing on one of the days and so will Sam Brown’s International Ukuele Club of Sonning Common! But when? You’ll have to keep your eyes on the website!

The schedule for the shows on are as follows:

19:00 on 22 December - The rise of the ukulele (documentary)
16:00 on 23 December - The rise of the ukulele (repeat)
13:00 on 24 December - Christmas in the Boudoir (purely bluegrass Xmas songs/tunes)
17:00 on 25 December - Christmas in the Boudoir (repeat)
22:00 on 27 December - EWOB Festival highlights
22:00 on 28 December - La Roche Festival highlights
22:00 on 29 December - Didmarton Festival highlights
22:00 on 30 December - Cornish Bluegrass Festival highlights

Some of these shows will be aired on Bluegrass Planet Earth; you will be notified of dates and times as and when I know them.