Director Picks 🎬 // Our AD, Rod Vervest has handpicked another scintillating program of folk, world and roots for #FairbridgeFestival
. We’ll be sharing his thoughts and showcasing some of the talent you can expect to see at this year’s festival. ➰➰➰
"The genre of ‘bluegrass' is a highly captivating and entertaining form of American music that is rooted in Irish, English and Scottish music, via the Appalachian music tradition. Named by the famous mandolinist, Bill Monroe, the genre is constantly evolving (like all great music forms!). These days one can find it hybridised with many other types of music collectively garnering titles such as New Grass, Gypsy Grass, Jazz Grass and even Space Grass. I personally reckon an Australian form which could be called Brown Grass is progressively evolving! 🇦🇺🍂
Check out this incarnation of I-Grass (Irish Grass) by this stunning quartet whose reputation for live shows is taking the world by storm. If U2 played bluegrass, it would probably sound something like @jigjamlive.