Sunday, 9 September 2012

A wedding made in bluegrass

Thanks to SwissGrass Productions for this good news:

On 25 August 2012 Magdalena and Paolo Dettwiler, former chairman of the EBMA, got married in Dornach/Aesch, Switzerland. Present at the wedding were some well-known bluegrass personalities such as Angelika Torrie (editor of Bluegrass Europe magazine), Eberhard Finke (founder of Bluegrass Buehne/Germany) and Gary Reid (owner of Copper Creek Records and the Bluegrass Calendar), who flew in from Roanoke, VA, especially for the occasion.

Paolo Dettwiler is a founder of the European Bluegrass Network and the European Bluegrass Music Association, a two-term member of the IBMA Board, and founder/creator of Bluegrass Europe magazine. He now concentrates on the Spring Bluegrass Festival Willisau (Switzerland) and Bluegrass in Basel, as well as picking and singing with the Country Pickers, who performed at the wedding reception [see photo below]. Paolo works as a teacher while Magdalena Dettwiler (née Dƚubak) is a toxicologist.