8th Moniaive Michaelmas Bluegrass Festival

MMBF will again play host to a great selection of bluegrass and old timey bands. Keep an eye on the website for details of the performers. Free workshops will take place on Saturday 24th September and jamming sessions will spring up as musicians arrive to enjoy this wonderful boutique festival.
When: Fri September 23 7:30 pm - Sun September 25 1:00 pm

Ragged Union in Concert

Ragged Union’s hard-driving bluegrass, with a tinge
of the traditional and a healthy dose of the blues,
has become a favourite for quite a few music lovers
since their inception a few years ago.
Band members Christina Union (lead and tenor vocals),
Jordan Ramsey (mandolin, vocal), Chris C-Bob Elliot
(Banjo), Pat Hoeper (fiddle), and Michael Sivcovich
(upright bass), have created a sound that is masterful in
the hands of seasoned musicians and with an appeal that
is infectious. Audiences are responding.
When: Fri October 21 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Past Events

The Horsenecks

Hard hitting transcontinental Old Time and early Bluegrass stringband music.
With roots in Portland, OR and Liverpool England, the Horsenecks play a varied and dynamic mix of American roots music that they bring to life with the high-energy performance of a group of people who love the music they play. Top-shelf musicianship and a love of the lost art of Old Time music are swiftly making them a well-loved and highly respected staple in the traditional music scenes in the US and the UK. Playing as a duo or a four-piece, multi-instrumentalists Gabrielle Macrae and Barry Southern swap effortlessly between fiddle, banjo, and guitar, and round the sound out with the booming rhythm section of Liverpool’s finest, Chris Marshall and Alan Wright.
Start time: 8pm
Tickets: £7 on the door or phone The Craigdarroch Arms Hotel.
When: Fri February 26 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Old Timey Musical Instrument Summer Workshops

Instrumental tuition on clawhammer banjo, fiddle and bass from The Corn Potato String Band plus Gerry Hastie on mandolin and Gordy Reynolds on guitar.
Workshops 11.00-13.00 & 14.00-16.00 followed by a slow jam 16.00-17.00.
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When: Sat July 2 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Corn Potato String Band In Concert

Old Timey music at it's best from one of America's leading exponents of the genre.
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When: Sat July 2 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Tuttles in Concert

“Molly Tuttle blew away the unsuspecting crowd with her rapid fire bluegrass guitar work that would put even the most talented shredders to shame. It was a marvel to see such incredible technical skill combined with a sweet voice and fun, barn-storming songwriting. She reminded me a bit of Nickel Creek, if all three members were transformed into a single bluegrass superhero.” - Write to the Beat, review of Milk Carton Kids & Molly Tuttle concert

"At Gettysburg they received 3 standing ovations and were introduced for their second set as the surprise discovery of the festival. Their instrumental wizardry almost made me laugh out loud in sheer amazement." - Bluegrass Music Association of Canada, Dave Porter, V.P.
When: Wed July 13 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm