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.
Just two weeks to go until the first bluegrass festival of the year, and the first festival since the pandemic arrived last year!
BattleField Bluegrass Festival opens on Thursday July 22nd at Naseby, Northhants, and runs through to Sunday night – see https://www.battlefieldbluegrass.co.uk/ for more details of location, pricing, and of course the bands that are playing. The BBMA tent will be on site, so stop by and say hello, and hopefully pick some tunes with us.