Thursday, June 30, 2016
Lisa McHugh DVD recording
Lisa will include music from her four previous albums, including her most recent, ‘Wildfire’, which entered the top ten in the official Irish charts last year upon its release.
The ‘Female Artist of the Year’ at this years ICMAs is no stranger to the camera and has even recorded two seasons of her own TV show: ‘On The Road With Lisa’, which has aired on Irish TV, and proved tremendously popular nationwide. However, she still feels nervous about this next step as an Irish Country performer, ‘I’m excited but no matter how many times you get on stage there’s always some nerves, never mind with the camera rolling! I can’t wait though, it will be amazing and the Marketplace Theatre is the perfect setting!’
With a huge amount of talent, charisma and charm, this show will prove to be an unforgettable, exhilarating night. To be in the audience of Lisa’s live DVD recording in the Marketplace Theatre, Armagh on Friday 9th September, ticket are on sale now online or by calling box office on 028 3752 1821.
Patrons are reminded, as this is a live recording, allocated seats may be subject to change on the night due to camera positions and production requirements.
Your presence during filming of this concert constitutes your permission to take part in the recording and authorises your likeness to be broadcast in the future.
Prior to the DVD recording, Lisa returns for her short Scottish tour beginning September 1st Eastwood Theatre, Giffnock, September 2nd Nova Suite Brechin , Inverness Eden Court on the 3rd, and Ryan Centre, Stranraer on the 4th.
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Prairie Star night cancelled
The one day (family) festival will feature 6 Scottish bands with Americana roots including
The Holy Ghosts (Edinburgh) // Colin Clyne (Stonehaven) // Daniel Meade (Glasgow) // The New Madrids (Perth) // Mikey Maclennan ( The Carloways)( Bridge of Earn) // The Malpaso Gang (Aberdeen)
Day ticket price will be £13 standard / £10 concession.
Children 12 and Under are FREE.
Tickets on sale online at http://www.masimpsons.com/musicshop/prod_4919518-Doricana-Fest-Saturday-8th-Oct-2016.html
Austin songbird Barbara on tour
Friday, June 24, 2016
Bluegrass world mourns Ralph stanley's passing
Stanley was born and raised in southwest Virginia, a land of coal mines and deep forests where he and his brother formed the Stanley Brothers and their Clinch Mountain Boys in 1946. Their father would sing them old traditional songs like "Man of Constant Sorrow," while their mother, a banjo player, taught them the old-time clawhammer style, in which the player's fingers strike downward at the strings in a rhythmic style.
Heavily influenced by Grand Ole Opry star Bill Monroe, the brothers fused Monroe's rapid rhythms with the mountain folk songs from groups such as the Carter Family, who hailed from this same rocky corner of Virginia.
The Stanleys created a distinctive three-part harmony that combined the lead vocal of Carter with Ralph's tenor and an even higher part sung by bandmate Pee Wee Lambert. Carter's romantic songwriting professed a deep passion for the rural landscape, but also reflected on lonesomeness and personal losses.
The brothers were swept into the burgeoning folk movement and they toured the country playing folk and bluegrass festivals during the '60s, including the Newport Folk Festival in 1959 and 1964.
But when Carter died of liver disease in 1966,
After Carter's death, Ralph drew even deeper from his Appalachian roots, adopting the a cappella singing style of the Primitive Baptist church where he was raised. He reformed the Clinch Mountain Boys band to include Ray Cline, vocalist Larry Sparks and Melvin Goins. He would change the lineup of the band over the years, later including Jack Cooke, and mentored younger artists like Keith Whitley and Ricky Skaggs, who also performed with him.
He was given an honorary doctorate of music from Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee, in 1976, and he was often introduced as "Dr. Ralph Stanley." He performed at the inaugurations of U.S. Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, was given a "Living Legends" medal from the Library of Congress and a National Medal of Arts presented by the National Endowment for the Arts and President George W. Bush. He became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2000.
Sunday, June 19, 2016
Ward Thomas tour to promote Sony album
Thursday, June 09, 2016
Tragedy loss for Loretta
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