There was an overseas invasion on Michael Jonathon’s Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour on October 1. Both Boys of the Lough from Ireland and Scotland, and Italy’s Red Wine were featured on a recent edition of the program, and the video is now available online.
Boys of the Lough may be the most widely recognized and celebrated practitioners of their native Celtic music, while Red Wine is among the leading exemplars of bluegrass music in Europe.
Red Wine spent a week or so in the US this month, performing at the IBMA convention in Nashville as well as San Francisco’s famed Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival in addition to their stop in Lexington, KY for the Woodsongs taping.
In the video from the show, Red Wine performs a number of songs, and talks with host Michael Jonathan about their discovery of bluegrass music and how much they enjoy getting to tour in the US and perform on shows with top American bands which, in the words of mandolinist Martini Coppo, is like “walking through our record collection.”
Members of Red Wine are Silvio Ferretti on banjo, Luca Bartolini on guitar, Stefano Cavallo on bass and Coppo on mandolin.
Watch the full video online.