• Bill Faster returns in eastern Europe

    With banjoist Richard Ciferský's return to the Slovak Republic after a time in the US, he has created a touring duo with fiddler and vocalist Martin Burza. They have chosen to perform under the same name they had used in

  • ETSU graduates 11 with a bluegrass degree in 2017

    East Tennessee State University celebrated the successes of its newest graduates this past weekend during commencement ceremonies held on Saturday, May 6. Students from their Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies joined over 2,000 other university graduates in the

  • Bobby Osborne Mandolin Roundup

    Bobby Osborne, Lauren Price, and Scott Napier playing triple mandolins. Folks in the bluegrass world have certainly noticed the “Tremolo Tuesday” video segments that have been appearing on social media since March 2016. According to Scott Napier, the regular performances that

  • O’Neill’s for mandolin from Mel Bay

    For more than one hundred years now, O'Neill's Music of Ireland has served as a definitive source for lovers of traditional Irish folk music, at least the instrumental dance tunes that have survived to this day. Ever since its first

  • Barcelona Bluegrass Camp 2017

    Our friend Lluis Gomez, Spain's most prominent banjo picker, shared this report about their second annual Barcelona Bluegrass Camp. He says that the enrollment was up over 50% from last year, a great sign for bluegrass in western Europe. Saturday, March

  • Bluegrass at Eastern Kentucky University

    We’ve recently learned of yet another university that has added bluegrass music to its curriculum. Students at Eastern Kentucky University, located in Richmond, KY, can now take part in a Bluegrass Ensemble through the University’s School of Music. According to the

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