Author: Dave Jnr

Shannonside Winter Music Festival 2019

“This 2019 iteration of the celebration of music that is the festival… had 80 events spread over 5 days covering 10 different musical genres… bluegrass was well catered for on the lineup, the Special Consensus, no strangers to the festival, the headline act. But until they rode into town for the established Sunday afternoon bluegrass concert, The Petersens & the Munich String Band ably held the keep, if you’ll pardon the oh-so obvious pun.”

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The Special Consensus, Dublin 2019

“Pulling from their extensive catalogue of material, the 2-hour-long intermission-interrupted set contained many a highlight: the harmonies; the a cappella Gospel numbers; and the instrumentals, especially the bass solos (who doesn’t love a good bass solo or two?) & instrumental-heavy encore, were all outstanding, or just as one might expect from this polished quartet.”

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Sideline 2019

“Recorded or live, their pulse-pounding drive, perfect timing, crisp instrumentals, powerful harmonies, and on-stage energy and finesse remind fans why they fell in love with bluegrass in the first place, and they can’t wait to bring their show to an Irish audience. The 6-gig tour starts in Letterkenny on July 9.”

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Kristy Cox 2019

“… one of the best in the business” according to Bluegrass Today, Kristy is looking forward to visiting Ireland with her band, when she’ll play 9 gigs around the country beginning in Waterford on May 11.”

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Omagh Bluegrass Music Festival 2018

“It’s probably the largest bluegrass festival on the island of Ireland and it has been running now for over a quarter of a century. The lineup for this year’s festival was just as impressive as the festival’s setting of the Ulster American Folk Park, the headline act of husband & wife combo Darin & Brooke Aldridge flown in just for the occasion. It was good to see and hear them again.”

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