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10th MONIAIVE MICHAELMAS BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL 2018

The 10th festival will feature top bands from the USA, Scotland, The Netherlands and Italy playing hard driving Bluegrass and Old Timey music.
Instrument workshops and jamming in the hotels and streets of Moniaive for 3 days.
Keep an eye on this site for more information after Easter 2018.
We look forward to seeing you all again.
When: Fri September 28 2018 7:30 pm - Sun September 30 10:00 pm

Past Events

Basstree String Band in Concert at The Coach House, Moniaive

The Basstree String Band with roots in Norwich and Lincolnshire play classic and contemporary bluegrass with close harmonies and blistering instrumentals. Their musicianship is top notch with a respect for tradition and with played with soul. Howard Burton is a sought after bluegrass banjo player, who has led banjo workshops at numerous UK festivals and at the Sore Fingers School in the Cotswolds, placed at the Galax Fiddlers Convention and teaches banjo from his home in Norwich. Mark Jones is a flatpick guitarist, having studied the genre in the UK and East Tennessee whilst working at Steve Kaufman's Palace Theatre. Mark and Howard have played bluegrass together for over 25 years and also are part of The Dude Coopers, an established band active on the UK festival circuit since 2007. Asa Hardy-Brownlie is a talented multi-instrumentalist with a background in traditional American music and Gypsy Jazz. He performs bass duties as well as main and harmony vocals.
Tickets £10 on the door or phone Paul and Anja on 01848 200272 to reserve a seat.
When: Wed June 7 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Tildon Krautz in Concert @ The Coach House, Moniaive

Genre
anti rational rabbit folk.

About Tildon Krautz:
1. folk based themes heading in several irrational directions
2. of folk descendense, but without obscene language
3. whatever tildon krautz plays

Tickets £10 on the door on the night or phone Paul and Anja on 01848 200272 to reserve a seat.
When: Fri June 9 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Flats and Sharps in Concert

Based in Penzance, Cornwall, this outstanding young acoustic band are said to blur any divisions between Bluegrass, Folk, Country and Pop. Preforming a mix of their own highly original material as well as Bluegrass classics, these five young men consistently entertain, charm and thrill their audiences. With spine-tingling and pure five-part vocal harmonies, and astonishing instrumental virtuosity, they leave delighted listeners calling for more. All take lead vocals in turn, with show-stopping surprises!
Tickets: £10 - purchase online or phone 01848 200272 to reserve seats or pay on door (subject to availability).
When: Fri July 28 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

9th Moniaive Michaelmas Bluegrass Festival 2017

Bluegrass and Old Timey Music plus workshops and plenty of jamming in the campsite, streets and hotels.
Campsite opens on Thursday 21st @ 12 noon and closes on Monday 25th @ 12 noon.
When: Fri September 22 7:30 pm - Sun September 24 5:00 pm

BLUEFLINT IN CONCERT @ THE COACH HOUSE, MONIAIVE

Blueflint Live Reviews
“All eleven songs from the new album were played impeccably and it was clear that Blueflint have incorporated elements of urban alt-folk and indie pop into their signature Americana/bluegrass sound. These heartwarming songs were lovingly crafted in Edinburgh and the pleasing traces of Scots accents in the vocals underscored the honesty, integrity and uncompromising nature of the narratives and lyrics.

Clare Neilson and Deborah Arnott are both fine lead vocalists and their close harmonies are stunning.

This was a sparkling gig from Blueflint, whose fine songcraft and musicianship was enhanced further by the warmth and feelgood factor they generate in live performance. With gigs such as this and a critically-acclaimed new album, Blueflint seem set fair to widen their audience and fan-base further still.” Fatea

“Stories of heartbreak, revenge and plenty more drama besides pepper the lyrics of ace Edinburgh bluegrass banjo duo of Deborah Arnott and Clare-Louise Neilson…Their sublime delicate vocal harmonising adds a layer of achingly melancholy beauty to every song…their wonderful take on Americana could warm the coldest of hearts.” The List 5 Stars *****
TICKETS £10 ON THE DOOR OR YOU CAN
ORDER ONLINE FROM: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/craigdarrochhotel/events
When: Sat October 14 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Where: Moniaive

THE HORSENECKS IN CONCERT @ THE COACH HOUSE, MONIAIVE

The Horsenecks
With roots in Portland, Oregon and Liverpool, England The Horsenecks play a 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.

Gabrielle Macrae; Fiddle, banjo, guitar
Barry Southern; Banjo, fiddle, guitar
Chris Marshal; Bass
Dave Searson; Guitar


"...on every track their talent is self evident......Gabrielle’s fiddle playing has a real energy and a complexity
that is stunning......Barry’s banjo style is jaw dropping whether
he is playing the open back banjo and clawhammer style to
produce melodic and mellow tones or the bluegrass picking
style..." -Sue Rooke, OLD TIME NEWS No. 84 Winter 2015-16

TICKETS £10 ON THE DOOR OR YOU CAN
ORDER ONLINE FROM: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/craigdarrochhotel/events
When: Fri November 17 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm