After a nice two-week vacation with family over the holidays, the members of Special Consensus find themselves now in Ireland preparing to start something of a whirlwind tour of the British Isles.
Founder and banjo player Greg Cahill tells us that this is a special trip for the Special C gang, as they hit both the 20 year mark for their biennial Irish tours, and the 40th anniversary of the formation of the band.
“We arrived today – we made it to Dublin with no problem – very smooth overnight flight, nice hotel – had afternoon nap time, dinner and relaxing tonight before the pace hits “10” with our 19 concurrent days of shows. We start with a morning live performance on RTE radio – the national radio programming with a massive listening audience – and then drive to Clonmel for our first evening show. Here we go!”
Greg also shared the tour poster being used to promote their appearances. They have shows scheduled in Northern Island, the Republic of Ireland, England, and South Wales before heading home on the 28th. But no rest for our boys when they get home, as there is a full schedule booked stateside as well.
He’s promised to send along some updates (and hopefully photos) as the tour progresses.
Bluegrass fans in country can see the tour dates online.