- Bluegrass Night at Cairncastle 2011 Duration: 07:56
- Bluegrass Music at Cairncastle 2011 Duration: 02:50
- Bending the Strings, Cairncastle, 2011 Duration: 04:06
- Music from the Broken Strings Band Duration: 04:06
- The Lyttle Family at Cairncastle, 2011 Duration: 02:50
- Bluegrass in Cairncastle, 2011 Duration: 03:04
Series 27 Episode 1
Anne Morrison-Smyth is in Cairncastle for the annual Ulster-Scots Folk Festival. It’s Bluegrass night, and folk from far and near are filling the festival marquee to enjoy the music.
Anne meets fiddler Geordie McAdam of the Broken String band and his young fan Jodie, who’s also a keen highland dancer.
Billy Irvine is across from Ayrshire with news of a conference coming up to promote Ulster-Scots in Scotland.
Moyra Fraser tells Anne how she has travelled from Aberdeen to make music in Mullingar.
Festival organiser, Bobby Acheson gives Anne the lowdown on this year’s line-up. Along with all the crack, there’s lots of live music from the night, played by the great musical talent put on to delight the Cairncastle crowds.
This programme was produced by Chris Spurr for Blackthorn Productions. If you have any comments, please email the production team at email@example.com or telephone 028 9033 8435.
Jodie, Anne Morrison-Smyth & Geordie McAdam of the Broken String Band
Geordie McAdam and the Broken String band have a Bluegrass session every Wednesday night at Balloo House, Killinchy, County Down starting at 9.00 pm. For more information about the Broken String Band - see link at top of page.
Anne Morrison-Smyth & Billy Irvine from Ayrshire
For more information about Ardrossan Ulster-Scots - see link at top of page.
Anne Morrison-Smyth & Moyra Fraser of the band: Bending the Strings
For more information about Moyra Fraser’s band - Bending the Strings - see link at top of page.
Bobby Acheson at the Bluegrass night in Cairncastle
For more information about the Cairncastle Festival - see link at top of page.
Bending the Strings on stage in Cairncastle
For more information about the band: Bending the Strings and their CD 'All Keyed Up'- see link at top of page.