After a very successful festival over the weekend, we now have an opportunity to see and hear one of the most innovative bluegrass duos on the planet!
John Lowell & Ben Winship wil play at The Chattery Tonight, Gig starts at 8 p.m. to be supported by Western Edge.
Check out the details above
Early bird bookings have being made for tickets and accommodation and it’s promising to be a cracker!
This year’s line up is quite spectacular and will be well supported by our Sound Engineers – John and Josh.
Last year their contribution to our festival was immense providing a marked improvement to the sound.
Performers and musicians are always judgemental when commenting about sound quality. last year it was exceptional!
We’re even featuring one of our local talents as our MC for Saturday evening’s concert.
He’s already promised to cook the Welsh Cakes on his new CADAC!!!
What a contrast of styles!!
Arguably the finest Traditional Bluegrass band in the Uk, the New Essex make a welcome return to Gower.
Playing around a single microphone, they are connoisseurs of this traditional technique – the same way that Bill Monroe played
Featuring Terry Hymers (Mandolin), Greg Smith (Fiddle), Grahame Turner (banjo), Marc Noel-Johnson (Bass) and Paul Brewer (Guitar).
The New Essex Bluegrass Band have played nearly all of the UK festivals and have appeared three times at the European World of Bluegrass in Holland and at international festivals in France and Lithuania. At Didmarton in 2002 they closed the Saturday evening concert with no less than eight encores!
Sample their sounds on this recent video taken at this year’s Coastline Bluegrass Festival
In contrast to the traditional element we also have The Kentucky Cow Tippers.
This exciting young band from the North East have really made a name for themselves on the UK circuit.
Their bluegrass style is quite unique whilst paying detailed attention to harmony vocals and tight orchestration of the instruments!
Check out this recent video link on You Tube :-
Our annual festival will be held at the Gower Heritage Centre on Friday 11th, Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th September
This year’s line up of bands will include :-
The New Essex Bluegrass Band
The Kentucky Cowtippers
The Grass Snakes
The Hog Ranch
The Whitefern Mountain String Band
Murston Bapchild & the Braxton Hicks
Tozer & Jones
More to be confirmed…..
More Information to follow…
No,we’re not referring to a brand of wine!
‘Blossom Hill’ are one of the top Bluegrass Bands in the UK.
There are still tickets left for Saturday’s gig at the Chattery
Live Bluegrass at The Chattery, Uplands Crescent, Uplands, SWANSEA
‘Blossom Hill’ ( & some special guests)
Saturday 28th March, 2015
The band mix traditional Bluegrass with songs taken from Old Time and contemporary sources. Featuring strong harmonies, Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin & Dobro breaks.
Gary Payne – guitar/fiddle/vocals/mandolin,
Lennie Harvey – dobro/guitar/vocals,
Richard Holland – banjo/vocals
Sherryl Payne – double bass/vocals
All members are experienced musicians and well known around the UK Bluegrass Festival circuit.
Prepare to be entertained!!!
For ticket bookings, contact Alex at The Chattery
For more information visit :-