Lismore World Music moves to Knocklofty House Hotel in County Tipperary for a series of concerts in January and February 2010. Here are the details:
Four Wheel Drive - 6 piece Dutch Bluegrass Band
Friday April 9th at 8.30 pm
Four Wheel Drive is probably the most talked about and lauded European bluegrass group of this past decade that has achieved great popularity without diluting or jazzing up too much this intriguing subgenre on the big Americana music tree.
Friday January 15th at 8.30 pm
Born and raised in the Blue Ridge mountains of North Carolina, Malcolm Holcombe is being recognized by the contemporary U.S and European folk/americana community as a performer of national stature, and an uncommonly unique guitarist/vocalist about whom Rolling Stone Magazine says: "Haunted country, acoustic blues and rugged folk all meet [here]..."
Saturday January 30th at 8.30 pm
“Buddy Mondlock, a south suburban Chicago native, has written for singers from Garth Brooks to Joan Baez. Now he is finding his own spotlight.” Dave Hoekstra - Chicago Sun Times
Friday February 26th at 8.30 pm
L'Angelus, the Cajun Fiddle Swing band from Louisiana
Niwel Tsumbu and the Song of the Nations Band
Saturday March 6th at 8.30 pm
"Antidotes to the recession don’t come much more potent than this. Niwel Tsumbu parachuted into town and his indomitable, infectious spirit invaded the intimate confines of Whelan’s Upstairs before his first song had evaporated into the ether. Kicking off with Yoka , a song from his shiny new CD, Song of the Nations, Tsumbu takes his audience on a journey of discovery that traverses the peaks and troughs of life’s unpredictable terrain with startling precision." - Siobhan Long, Irish Times
Knocklofty House Hotel