Last weekend saw a highly successful picking weekend in the Gower, replacing the regular Gower Bluegrass festival which was unable to be held this year. As the regular venue (the Gower Heritage Centre) was unavailable, the event was held at the Poundfalld Inn, who provided a marque and bar in the car park. In addition to the regular picking sessions, there were some concert performances in the marque on Friday and Saturday, culminating with a performance from The Bapchilds (formerly Murston Bapchild and the Braxton Hicks) .
Bluegrass in the Holler was a great success at the end of August. It even attracted five BBMA committee members! (three of whom were still picking at 10pm when the event closed…) It attracted a wide age range of participants from teenagers to octogenarians. Several videos and photographs have been posted on the event’s facebook page, which also has the following link to many high quality photographs
There are a couple of UK picking weekends / days coming up this month.
The first of these is the Glebe Farm Bluegrass And Beyond weekend – see https://pickerpower.co.uk for more details. Sadly for those of you who haven’t got tickets already, it’s currently sold out.
At the end of the month there is a picking day on Saturday August 28th at the Junction Pub in Rainford – see junctionpubrainford.co.uk/whatson for details of this event.
Following a wonderful return to festivals with Battlefield last week, there is another event to look forward to at the end of the month. Banjo in the Holler is a relaxed day of Bluegrass and Old Time jamming in Holmbury St Mary, Dorking, RH5 6PG on Sunday August 29th. Check out their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BanjoInTheHoller for more details.