Main Guard Hall, Bunratty Castle, Bunratty, Co. Clare, Ireland. January 19, 2019.
– The official Shannonside Winter Music Festival 20th Anniversary pamphlet commenting on the Munich String BandThe impressive Bunratty Castle is the obvious towering centerpiece of the wider Folk Park, a living & faithful reconstruction of the environment of the Ireland of a century-plus ago (we’ll have to take the park’s word for that). Rural dwellings, churches, gardens, workshops, mills, and even a complete village street accurately recreate a bygone era. It was in one of the park’s larger spaces, the Corn Barn, were there was standing room only for the first performance of the day from the talented & accomplished Missouri-based Petersens, purveyors of some mighty fine sibling bluegrass.