The ‘Rounders’ are a 4 piece bluegrass band from Galway. Ever since meeting out of a mutual love for bluegrass music, they've had bars, weddings, festivals, parties and even the streets of Galway footstompin’ and doesey doeing to their energetic interpretations of traditional tunes and songs.
Driven by 5-string banjo (Cian Mulligan), and with intricate melodic picking on mandolin (Chris 'Kentucky' White), flatpicking guitar (Seán Óg McKiernan), double bass (Fergus 'Stonewall' Packman), and three part vocal harmonies, the ‘Oldtown Rounders' deliver a rare opportunity to experience the sweet sounds of Kentucky and beyond,here in the west of Ireland.
Described by The Irish Times as “a godsend to aspiring traditional guitarists,” Sarah McQuaid’s The Irish DADGAD Guitar Book has become the standard reference on the subject. Topics covered in the workshop include basic chord shapes in DADGAD, the capo and its uses, backing guitar styles, chord patternsRead more: DADGAD Guitar Workshop
KAM's first Blackboard Venue, Sat., Nov 29, was a great success; and will be on again Saturday, March 21st, in The GiG Room ar the Community Centre. Come along and sing a song! Recite a poem! Bust a move!
The KAM AGM/P was held Wednesday, Oct 15 in the cozy Book Nook at Sexton's pub. It was attended by some 20 few people who were entertained by the beautiful vocals of Coimhe Campbell and Gracie Wallis. Several bottles of wine complemented the delicious finger food and set the tone for a convivial meeting with two reports, an election and free-ranging discussion of the KAM vision and mission statements.
The report on this past year's concerts was given by Josephine Boland who pointed out the wide vairety of musical styles and genres represented, from modern and traditional jazz, to traditional Irish and American music, with eclectic songwriters also included. Also with the Gig Room Launch and the advent of younger performers in support slots, a wide range of ages have been involved in the concerts as well.Read more: AGM 2014 Report
To play in random order.
Mardi Gras, February 2013