Thursday, 25 April 2013

Beppe Gambetta: new CD and tour in Ireland, 11-26 May 2013

Thanks to Federica for this information on the forthcoming tour by Italian guitar maestro Beppe Gambetta in Ireland, marking the release of his new CD, The American Album, on Gadfly Records (USA). Confirmed dates for the schedule are:

Sat. 11 May The Bog Lane Theatre, Mostrim Rd, Ballymahon, Co. Longford
Sun. 12 May Whelan's, 25 Wexford St., Dublin 2
Mon. 13 May The Village Arts Centre, Kilworth, Co. Cork
Thurs. 16 May The Crane, Sea Rd, Galway city
Fri. 17 May McGarrigles, 11 O'Connell St., Sligo town
Sat. 18 May The Stables, Dominick St., Mullingar, Co. Westmeath
Fri. 24 May Market House Theatre, Main St., Milltown Malbay, Co. Clare
Sat. 25 May Glen Theatre, Banteer, Co. Cork
Sun. 26 May Colfers, Carrig-on-Bannow, Co. Wexford

More details are on the Bluegrass Ireland Blog, including a substantial assessment of the album by John Weingart, host for more than 33 1/3 years of 'Music You Can’t Hear On The Radio' on WPRB-FM and WPRB.COM in Princeton, New Jersey, and also Associate Director of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University.

More news from Beppe: his International Acoustic Guitar Workshop in Ambroz on the Slovenian Alps is one of the oldest in Europe, and in the next edition (July 2013) he will be joined by American master Mike Dowling and UK master Chris Newman as guest teachers. As usual, overseas students are expected; the place is also a good location to start touristic journeys to Venice, Vienna, the Croatian coast, the Dolomites Mountains, and more. For bookings and info, visit here. The workshop is also on Facebook.

Beppe is honoured to be featured in the beautiful CD Storie di Napoli ('Neapolitan stories', CD Alpha 532) by the great early music ensemble Accordone, in a musical journey in Naples from the sixteenth century to today. A three-part CD trailer, with English translations, can be seen on You Tube: part 1, part 2, part 3.

Beppe also draws attention to some of his YouTube videos - 'Italia Bella' (an old traditional Italian song); 'Acoustic Night 12' (Canada); 'On the road with Mama' (cartoon); 'Gator Strut'; 'Picking the Guitar' (live National Italian Radio from the Quirinale Palace); and 'Thunderation' (w/Dan Crary) - as well as to his official YouTube channel and Facebook for regular updates.