Thursday, 29 July 2010

GospelFest, Donacloney, 20-22 August

We have the privilege of playing at this year's GospelFest event. It is spread over three consecutive evenings, and we're taking part on the Saturday evening with Live Issue and Iris Evans. We met Colin Elliott of Live Issue a few months ago at an evening in Mountnorris and got on like a house on fire, which led to us being invited to GospelFest. Live Issue have the unique honour of being the only group from Ireland to ever perform at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee! The Friday evening is "Band Night" with Heatherbrook Silver Band and Bailies Mills Accordion Band. On the Sunday night are Band of Brothers. It promises to be a great weekend, and as far as we know is free, first come first served! The GospelFest site is at 28 Old Bann Road, Donacloney, about half way between Banbridge and Waringstown.

Meanwhile we're going to be up at the Cairncastle Ulster-Scots Festival this Saturday evening, which is always a great event. We also had a very flattering invitation to go to the USA later this year, but we feel that we should focus our limited efforts here at home for the foreseeable future. Ye cannae get dacent soda farls onywhaur else!