• Phill Morley passes

    British banjo ace Phill Morley passed away on Wednesday morning, 27 August, 2014, in Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, Essex. He had been ill for some time and had had major heart attacks on three occasions in recent years. Born on March 13,

  • On This Day #2

    On this day in 1990 ..... The British Bluegrass Music Association (BBMA) was formed. “Reacting to an initiative by Mal Salisbury, a group of 10 British bluegrass music enthusiasts gathered together at the George & Dragon Inn, Much Wenlock, Shropshire, on Saturday,

  • Summer BBN on the way

    We hear from editor Richard F. Thompson that the Summer 2009 edition of British Bluegrass News is in the mail. The magazine is published quarterly by the British Bluegrass Music Association, and this issue is the first under the guidance of

  • Richard F. Thompson assumes the position…

    ...of editor at British Bluegrass News. We have been privileged to publish much of Richard's writing here on Bluegrass Today this past few years, and congratulate both he and the British Bluegrass Music Association, who publishes BBN, for his being elevated

  • Greg Cahill on recent UK/Ireland tour

    The following article, originally titled Greg Cahill - Reflections From On The Road, appears in the current issue of British Bluegrass News (Spring 2009). He composed it upon returning from a three week tour by Special Consensus in the British

  • British Bluegrass News – Spring 2009

    The Spring 2009 issue of British Bluegrass News (#48) will soon be mailed to subscribers. The Thunderbridge Bluegrass Boys grace the cover, and the magazine also carries a feature on this popular group from the west country of England. There are

  • Richard F. Thompson rejoins BBN

    After a break of over a decade Richard F. Thompson has rejoined the editorial team of British Bluegrass News (BBN). Following the recent re-organization of the British Bluegrass Music Association (BBMA), Richard has taken on the role of Features

  • New issue of British Bluegrass News

    Subscribers to the venerable British Bluegrass News will soon receive their Winter 08/09 issue in the mail. Though BBN has been published continuously each quarter for many years by the British Bluegrass Music Association (BBMA), this (#47) will be the first

  • The BBMA is back!

    The following press release came from the British Bluegrass Music Association. It deals with their renewed effort to revitalize the organization, and we reprint it in its entirety. Following the election of John Wirtz as the British Bluegrass Music Association's chairman