Friday, 31 July 2015

The New Breadwinners - A young Irish bluegrass touring France, 30 July-3 Sept. 2015


The New Breadwinners are a three piece acoustic bluegrass band based in Dublin, Ireland, made up of three of the finest young musicians from Ireland's Bluegrass scene. Having first met at Dublin's now legendary bluegrass session in Sin É, the trio have spent the past 2 years honing their craft on Dublin's streets and pubs, before committing to form a band in late 2014.

With their feet firmly planted in the American bluegrass tradition, The New Breadwinners also write their own material, bringing a youthful Irish touch to this American legacy. Combining an energetic stage presence with hard driving songs and impressive instrumentals, The New Breadwinners guarantee an exhilarating performance that is sure to please.

Luke Coffey on 5 string banjo and vocals; John Denby on mandolin and vocals; and Niall Hughes on guitar and vocals will begin on 30 July a five-week tour of France, taking in Normandy, the Alps, and Alsace. For the Northern leg of the tour they will be joined by Gab Faure on fiddle, who played with them in concert at the last Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival. The tour schedule is at present as follows:

Thurs. 30th July: Morlaix 29600, Ty coz
Fri. 31st: Santec 29250, le Dossen

Sat. 1st Aug.: Gomené 22230, Pub Follette
Sun. 2nd: Guern 56310, Les Anges
Tues. 4th: Moncontour 22510, le Contretemps
Fri. 7th: Tremargat 22110, La Pépie
Sat. 8th: Douarnenez 29100, Café des Halles
Thurs. 13th: Valjouffrey 38740, L'église de Valjouffrey
Fri. 14th: Moulin Vieux 38350, L'église de Moulin Vieux
Mon. 17th-Sun. 23rd: Morzine 74110, The Dixie Bar (7-night residency)

Wed. 2nd Sept.: Rennes 35000, Le Hibou Grand Duc
Thurs. 3rd: Soulvache 44660, Le Papier Buvard