Monday, 30 January 2012

News from Scotland

C. Paul Lyttle, organiser of the Moniaive Michaelmas Bluegrass Festival in Dumfriesshire, Scotland, reports that this year's festival will take place on 28-30 Sept. 2012. Bands taking part will include the Ballinger Family Band (USA), the Knotty Pine String Band (N. Ireland), New Redwing (Scotland), High Speed Grass (Scotland), the Down and Out Bluegrass Band (N. Ireland), and Grass Routes (Scotland). More details, including performance videos and other new features, are on the Moniaive website.

Paul also sends the first two playlists (22 Jan. and 5 Feb. 2012) for 'Criffel Creek', the new radio show from Alive Community Radio (107.3 FM) in Dumfries. The show, which runs from 10.00 a.m. to 12 noon on alternate Sundays, consists of bluegrass, old timey, Americana, and gospel music. Listeners are encouraged to get in touch during the show and give Alive Radio feedback on the mix of music.