Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Supporting traditional music in North Carolina

The Bluegrass Ireland Blog reports that PineCone, the Piedmont Council of Traditional Music, is among the non-profit organisations of North Carolina who are in the running to receive a 'technology makeover'. The two organisations with the highest number of votes will receive new office and network equipment worth a combined value of $35,000 from Milner, Inc.

In addition to PineCone's work in supporting traditional music in North Carolina, it has given invaluable help over the years to the Appalachian and Bluegrass Music Festival at the Ulster American Folk Park at Omagh, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland, by enabling many fine US musicians to perform there. Most of PineCone's budget goes straight to its programmes, paying artists, sound engineers, facilities, marketing, and related costs.

Anyone, anywhere in the world, who approves of PineCone's work can help (at no cost to themselves) by voting for it - and this can be done once a day, every day from now up to and including Sunday 26 Jan. We can also help by spreading the word, and by Liking and sharing the voting site on Facebook, Twitter, and favourite social media sites.