Monday, 17 June 2013

Change of programme for Moniaive Michaelmas Bluegrass Festival


C. Paul Lyttle, organiser of the 5th Moniaive Michaelmas Bluegrass Festival in Scotland, scheduled for 27-30 September 2013, sends details of the amended programme:

Sadly Chris Twomey of the Lee Valley String Band [IRL] recently died, and we send our deepest sympathies to his family, friends and the rest of the band.

After a discussion it was decided not to go ahead with the Lee Valley String Band, who need time to grieve Chris and think about the future. We look forward to having them at another time.

Meantime the Broken String Band [above] from Belfast have kindly stepped into the gap and we look forward to welcoming them back to Moniaive where they were such a big hit at our first festival in 2009.

The Moniaive festival website features video footage of the Broken Strings in action. Paul is also presenter of the fortnightly 'Criffel Creek' radio show (see the EBB's separate 'Radio playlists' post).