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Strzelecki Stringbusters Old No.4

Strzelecki StringBusters – Old No.4

As we come to close of this year we have one last CD announcement from the Strzelecki Stringbusters. Although this CD was released mid-year we have waited patiently for a copy to reach us up here in the north. I am pleased to say this album is … [Read More...]

Ralph Stanley Man Of Constant Sorrow

Ralph Stanley & Friends: Man of Constant Sorrow

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and Dr. Ralph Stanley have announced the upcoming CD release of Ralph Stanley & Friends: Man of Constant Sorrow, which will be available on 19th Jan 2015, exclusively at all 634 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store … [Read More...]

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Christmas in The Smokies

New Album "Christmas in the Smokies" Now Available (Use code "Merry Christmas" to get Christmas in the Smokies and A Pinecastle Christmas Gatherin' for $10 each). Christmas in the Smokies is a new bluegrass Christmas album from Pinecastle with … [Read More...]

Mountain Faith

Mountain Faith – Blue

The pride of Sylva, North Carolina, bluegrass group Mountain Faith, releases Blue, their debut project on Mountain Fever Records today. Their first single from the album, "Feelin' Blue," hit radio recently, showcasing the groups singing, playing and … [Read More...]

Larry Stephenson Band

Larry Stephenson – Pull Your Savior In

Larry Stephenson Band Celebrates 25th Anniversary with New Album, Pull Your Savior In The Larry Stephenson Band has announced the release of Pull Your Saviour In on Whysper Dream Music. The album is available for digital sale at iTunes, Amazon,and … [Read More...]

The Next Move

Phil Leadbetter – The Next Move

On the heels of his recent win as IBMA's 2014 Dobro Player of the Year, Phil Leadbetter releases his remarkable new album, The Next Move, tomorrow, October 14th. One of only three players to ever receive the award, (Jerry Douglas and Rob Ickes … [Read More...]

Claire Lynch Band

Claire Lynch – Holiday

2013 IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year, Claire Lynch, has announced the release of her own Thrill Hill Records. Holiday! is Claire’s first seasonal album and is available now at her live shows and through the Claire Lynch website, starting 8th … [Read More...]

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Smithsonion – Songs of The Spanish Civil War

On October 14, Smithsonian Folkways will release Songs of the Spanish Civil War, a historically vital collection of songs from the 1930s that reintroduces the hymnal of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, more than 2,600 American volunteers who fought … [Read More...]

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Events

Brunswick Bluegrass Collective

BBC Plays BBC

Brunswick Bluegrass Collective are playing a home gig at the Brunswick Bowls Club. A lazy Sunday afternoon of bluegrass and old-timey tunes and … [Read More...]

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Takamine 80th Anniversary Guitar

This creation of this stunning guitar was commissioned by the Grand Ole Opry to celebrate 80 years of great country music. Here is a Grand Ole Opry 80th Anniversary Model Takamine Guitar. This is a wonderful guitar and in a brand new … [Read More...]

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Deering Sierra Banjo

Details: $1,500 ono, valued at $2,700 new. 12 months old, extremely good condition, hardly played. Seller is located in Lethbridge, near Geelong Vic. The sale includes: hard case, banjo stand, music stand, beginners banjo … [Read More...]

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Ibanez Artist

Ibanez Artist 1970's 5 string banjo. This instrument was made in 1979. These banjos were manufactured in Japan during the 70's they were made and sold in direct competition with the then Gibson Mastertones and were a popular seller. This is also a … [Read More...]

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Bellbird Banjo Patterson Model

See attached pics of the Patterson model I have for sale. Why not start the new year off with a new banjo! Simple elegant design with A1 hardware, tone, volume and playability. Jens described this as one of the best banjos he’d ever … [Read More...]

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IBMA News

IBMA

Statement to IBMA Members

The following statement was released by the IBMA Board of Directors on 24 Nov 2014: Over the weeks since the Board meeting that began another great … [Read More...]

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Festivals

John Prine

John Prine to play ROMP 2015

Some four decades since his remarkable debut, John Prine is a rare musical talent who writes the songs other songwriters would sell their souls for. Long considered a "songwriter's songwriter," John Prine's extensive catalog has been recorded by the … [Read More...]

30th Illawarra Folk Festival

30th Illawarra Folk Festival

The Illawarra Folk Festival will be celebrating its 30th Pearl Anniversary in 2015, and the engine room is full steam ahead with plans for what will be their greatest celebration and collection of Australian and overseas folk talent. With 180 acts … [Read More...]

Pete Denahy

Snowy Mountains Festival

Country music is back in the Snowys With an impressive line-up of talent, the Snowy Mountains Country Music Festival provides an amazing opportunity to experience country's finest rock the high country while enjoying the Snowy Mountains in summer. … [Read More...]

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2014 MountainGrass Festival

Mountaingrass Bluegrass and Old-Time music festival, runs Thursday 13 through to Sunday 16 November 2013 at Feathertop Chalet at Harrietville in the beautiful Ovens valley. MountainGrass is unique in that it combines concerts of bluegrass and … [Read More...]

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