The Knotty Pine String Band
30 Jun The Ardhowen Gallery Bar
The Knotty Pine String Band, formed in 1994 with a view of bringing bluegrass music to an audience which knew very little about the music and its origins. Since then they have recorded many albums including ‘Blood, Sweat And Bluegrass’, ‘Against The Grain’ and ‘Whisky Before Breakfast’. The show produced by ‘The Pines’ has been crafted from the music of North America and brings bluegrass and Americana to the theatre. Playing fiddle music from Newfoundland to New Orleans and songs from the classic bluegrass of Bill Monroe, the Louvin Brothers and classic Americana from Guy Clarke to John Prine and others. The band consists of Seamus McGurgan, 5 string banjo and dobro; Tony Hutchinson, vocals and guitar; Aidan McGale, lead vocals and bass; and Declan O’Kane, fiddle, mandolin and vocals.