Saturday, 8 March 2014

Dublin 'Pre-MerleFest' concert by Niall Toner, 16 Mar. 2014

Niall Toner, who received the first EBMA European Bluegrass Personality award a year ago, will be playing a special concert in Dublin a week from now, at the Stag's Head, Dame Court, Dublin 2. The location holds many memories for Niall, as he played weekly shows of  bluegrass and old-time music there throughout 1976 as a founder member of the Sackville String Band.

On Sunday 16 March, backed by Richie Foley (mandolin), Kelvin Busher (bass), and Johnny Gleeson (dobro), Niall will be performing songs and tunes from his album Onwards and upwards, on the US label Pinecastle Records. The album will be available for purchase at the show, which will run from 4.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. Tickets (€8.00) can be pre-booked through Barry Hartigan by e-mail.

On 26 April Niall will be in North Carolina, playing four sets at this year's MerleFest, the world's most prestigious 'tradition-plus' Americana festival.