Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Lilly of the West news March 2013

It was a busy month for Bulgaria’s top bluegrass-country and swing ensemble.

11th March: Lilly of the West shot a new video clip to the song “Valentine moon”, the fourth single of the critically acclaimed album “Swings & heartaches”. Filming took place at the aristocratic marble ballroom of the Russian cultural institute in Sofia. Stylist Teodora Antova was responsible for the band’s outfits and make up; Stanko Nikolov and Plamen Petkov worked behind the camera; the video was directed and produced by Lilly Drumeva. It will be released very soon!
16th March: Lilly Drumeva was featured in an all star concert in Prague, performing with leading bluegrass musicians: Pepa Malina – fiddle (CZ), Petr Brandej – banjo (CZ), Martino Coppo – mandolin (It) and Pavel Brandej – upright bass (CZ). The concert was part of the European Bluegrass Summit, which took place on 15/16 March 2013 in the Czech capitol. 

22nd March: Lilly of the West gave a special concert with Irish folk music to honor St. Patrick’s Day. The show was opened by Mr. John Rowan, Irish ambassador in Sofia. It took place at the Sofia city art gallery, where the band performed to a large audience.

Upcoming events: 
  • Lilly Drumeva has finalized the first bluegrass recording in Bulgarian language: “Kuntri w dushata” (“Country music’s in my soul”). It is about her love for country & bluegrass music and her life on the road, travelling with the band. Guest musicians are “Candy Floss”, an excellent young band from Slovakia. Audio and video coming soon!
  • Lilly of the West are currently rehearsing a new program for two concerts in May: Fri. 17th - at Studio 5 club and Sat. 18th - at Sofia city art gallery. They will pay tribute to the music of the 60s, performing songs by the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Everly Brothers, Del Shannon, Mary Hopkin, Simon & Garfunkel and many others. The shows will be presented by Bulgarian radio legend Toma Sprostranov. 

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