Thanks to Pete Lamb in Co. Galway for news of the series of shows that Galway-based band Gone to Grass will be playing a series of concerts, marking the return of former member and master fiddler Ivor Ottley (current West Tennessee Fiddle Champion), who will also be giving fiddle workshops in association with the tour.
The photo shows (l-r) Ivor Ottley(fiddle), Pete Lamb (guitar), andTom Portman (resophonic guitar). A full Gone to Grass promo sheet, including Paddy Jordan (bass), who will be playing on two of the gigs shown below, can be seen here. Gone to Grass are presently recording a debut release.
Details of fiddle workshops are in preparation. Shows confirmed at the moment are:
Thurs. 13 Dec.: Gallery Cafe, Gort, 8.00 p.m. (with Paul Johnson, bass)
Fri. 14th: Crane Bar, Galway city (workshop followed by show) (with Paddy Jordan, bass)
Sun. 16th: Blackrock GAA Club, Church Rd, Blackrock, Cork (Christmas party for all friends and supporters of the Club), 9.00 p.m., no cover charge (trio Ivor/Pete/Tom)
Tues. 18th: Mill Bar, Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare (with Paddy Jordan, bass)