Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Wookalily to represent Ireland on the new Daughters of Bluegrass project

Thanks to Adele Ingram of One-A-Chord Music Promotions in Northern Ireland for the news that Wookalily, Ireland's premier all-woman, bluegrass-and-more band, have been invited by Tom T. and Dixie Hall of Good Home Grown Music (USA) to feature on the brand new Daughters of Bluegrass recording project.

The 'Daughters of Bluegrass', originated as a concept by Lorraine Jordan and Gena Britt, now comprises some fifty women bluegrass artists. Their first album, The Daughters of American Bluegrass, was released on CMH Records in 2005 and nominated later that year for the 2005 IBMA Recorded Event of the Year.

The Daughters have subsequently recorded two more albums: Back to the well, winner of the 2006 IBMA Recorded Event of the Year, and Bluegrass bouquet, winner of the 2009 IBMA Recorded Event of the Year for the song 'Proud to be a Daughter'. Their fourth album will include names such as Sierra Hull and Dale Ann Bradley. This year they are also including women from all over the world, and Wookalily will be representing Ireland. More details are on the Bluegrass Ireland Blog.