Friday, 23 November 2012

Al Ras 2012 - a great success

Lluís Gómez reports from Spain that the 11th Al Ras Bluegrass & Old Time Music Festival, held at the Mercat Vell de Mollet del Vallés, Pça Prat de la Riba 6, Mollet del Vallés, Barcelona, on 10 November 2012, was a great success, attracting plenty of people including new people interested in bluegrass and old-time music.

Lluís also sends this link to an album with scores of photos taken at the Festival, both on and off stage. The photo below is one of many showing the Festival finale with all performers on stage together. 'Foggy Mountain breakdown' was played, in tribute to Earl Scruggs. Although the bio page on Lluís's website identifies him as 'one of the few musicians dedicated completely to this magnificent instrument [the banjo]', he can also be seen playing fiddle in some photos.

Next year's Al Ras Festival will be held on the second or third Saturday of November 2013. Details will be announced as soon as possible.