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The Best of Bluegrass in Scotland July 29th - Aug 1st

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Wayne Taylor and AppaloosaThe 25th Guildtown Bluegrass Music Festival will feature the best of bluegrass music in Scotland. The event runs July 29th through August 1st and will feature top bands from Europe, Scotland and the USA. The location is the Guildtown Village Hall, Perthshire, Scotland -- just 6 miles north of Perth on A93. The festival is Scotland's Bill Monroe 2011 Centennial Celebration.

Wayne Taylor & Appaloosa are a hot US bluegrass band with fantastic performing and recording credentials. Between them, these guys have years of experience playing in famous line-up including the US Navy band Country Current, Emerson & Taylor, Emerson/Newton Band, The Gary Ferguson Band to name a few. Coupled with Wayne Taylor’s brilliant song writing abilities this is one winning combination featuring seasoned professionals: Mark Delaney (Banjo), Emory Lester (Mandolin), Kene Hyatt (Bass), Wayne Taylor (Guitar) The band have had two recent sell out European Tours. www.myspace.com/waynetaylor

G-Runs 'n Roses are a young and energetic band from the Czech and Slovak Republics. Their music can be described as contemporary bluegrass while maintaining a deep respect for tradition. The repertoire consists of original songs by the band members as well as its own arrangements of lesser-known songs. The band was formed in 2006 and has performed in the current line-up since November 2007. Its first CD "Learning To Fly" was released in May 2008. In 2010 the band were voted top EU bluegrass band at two major European festivals. Read more: www.myspace.com/gruns

Innes Campbell & Present Company are our special guests who will be featured, topping the bill on the Saturday afternoon concert. Innes is the Australian flat picking guitar champion who originates from Scotland and is back home from way down under, on tour in Scotland with his fabulous bluegrass line-up http://www.myspace.com/innescampbell

For the full downloadeable programme, click here (pdf).

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