• Scholarships for Transatlantic Bluegrass

    The Transatlantic Bluegrass School, scheduled for May 7-11, 2008 in the Welsh town of Pembrokeshire, has announced the formation of a  scholarship program for young students, aged 16-25, based on financial need. The scholarship awards will cover the full tuition costs,

  • IBMA ’07 report on Irish radio

    Niall Toner will be on Ireland's RT?â Radio 1 this week with the first two installments of his Nashville Sessions series, recorded while he was in attendance at the IBMA World Of Bluegrass convention earlier this fall. These shows will air

  • An Irish Christmas memory

    This post is a contribution from Niall Toner, a popular bluegrass singer, songwriter and radio personality in Ireland. His reports from IBMA '07 will air on Ireland's RTE Radio One on 12/26-27 at 1:00 p.m. (EST). Season's Greetings, and good wishes

  • American Folk & Country Music Festival

    Our UK correspondent, Richard F Thompson, shares this news. Forty years before the 'O Brother/Down From The Mountain' tour, an earlier group of like-minded musicians took some Appalachian music on the road. Thankfully, some of the music performed by the small

  • The Banjo in Beijing

    CBS recently ran a short piece on Abigail Washburn and her banjo. What makes Abigail newsworthy is the fact that she's playing, and singing, American music in China. The video shows footage of her performing at the Beijing Jazz Festival, and

  • Milestone for ukbluegrass.com

    Congratulations to our friends at ukbluegrass.com! They have just completed their first year online promoting British Bluegrass, and are celebrating with a giveaway for their UK readers. Prizes are drawn from recent releases from a number of prominent bluegrass Brits (Howard

  • New CD from Lilly of the West

    It seems that we are still playing catch-up, trying to make mention of the great many new CDs that have come our way this fall. Once again, I'll try to get to several more over this long holiday weekend. Time After

  • EWOB showcase submission deadline

    The European World of Bluegrass (EWOB) Festival is currently seeking submissions from bands that would like to showcase at the 2008 event. The event will take place in Voorthuizen, Netherlands on May 1-3, 2008. Showcase opportunities are open to bands from

  • G2 – Where The Tall Grass Grows

    One band that I did get to see at IBMA last month that really impressed me was G2, a young quintet from Sweden who won the 2007 European Band of the Year Award, announced at the EBMA European World of