Thursday, 13 June 2013

WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour in Dublin, 18 July 2013

Thanks to Bryan Klausing of the popular American radio and TV show 'WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour’ for the news that the show, hosted by folksinger Michael Johnathon as a live-audience celebration of grassroots music, will be coming to Dublin, Ireland, on Thursday 18 July to tape a double broadcast exploring the Irish Roots of Bluegrass. Artists already scheduled to appear on the broadcast include Mary Black, Paul Brady, We Banjo 3, and the Niall Toner Band. More will be added. The event will be held in the National Convention Centre in Dublin as part of

The Gathering - a year-long series of events initiated by the Irish people to draw its sons and daughters back to the Emerald Isle in celebration of its unique culture.

Any interested artists, songwriters, bluegrass bands, and acoustic musicians who can be in Dublin on 18 July can submit their work for consideration on the WoodSongs broadcast. Only artists and/or their management/PR/record labels can submit to the broadcast. Send an e-mail to with a brief bio and description, including websites and links.

The WoodSongs broadcast in Dublin is underwritten by Alltech, a global biotechnology company founded by Irish businessman Dr Pearse Lyons. Information about Alltech can be found online. For more information, hi-res pics, interview scheduling, and review CDs, please contact Loretta Sawyer by e-mail. Tickets for the event will be available at

Folksinger Michael Johnathon started the all-volunteer ‘WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour’ eleven years ago as a way to celebrate grassroots music on a global level. The program airs on 509 radio stations around the world including Dublin City FM in Ireland, the American Forces Radio Network (173 nations and every military base and US Naval ship at sea), public television coast-to-coast in USA and online. Artists as diverse as Red WineBilly Bragg, Imelda May, Mike Scott and the Waterboys, Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, Brandi Carlisle, and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band have been on the show. The show’s website is Contact:

Bryan Klausing
(859) 255-5700