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Ireland & England

"Michael J. Miles is one of the most remarkable banjoists now playing"

    - Richard Hawkins, Bluegrass Ireland Blog

 

In September 2012, Michael toured through Northern Ireland, Ireland and England.  This tour marked the international debut of "From Senegal to Seeger:  Stories of the American Banjo" in three new countries.  Below are some photos from the trip.   

 

This sign was posted outside the hotel where the Johnny Keenan Festival was held.   Inside there was magical music to be heard throughout the hotel. 

 

 

This is Suzy Bogguss who joined MIchael to sing harmony on version of Dylan's "I Shall Be Released."   This was a special trio that also featured the phenomenal banjoist, Gerry O'Connor.  

 

 

Here's an Irish School assembly where Michael played, 

 

 

Here are some dancers from that same Irish School. 



 

The Sage in Gateshead, England is an amazing art center across the River Tyne from Newcastle.   This place presented the UK debut of "From Senegal to Seeger." 

 

 

An English doorway, circa 1705, Newcastle.  

 


 

 

INTERNATIONAL PREMIERS, 2012

Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh, Northern Ireland

September 19

 

Johnny Keenan Banjo Festival, Tullamore, Ireland

September 22

 

The Sage, Gateshead, England

September 26


There were several signs on the streets of Tullamore, Ireland with this delightful message.   

 

This is one shot of the finale where everyone joined in including members of Blue Highway, George Harper, Gin Mellon Opry,  Barcelona Bluegrass Band, Suzy Boggus, & Gerry O'Connor.  

 


 Here's Gerry O'Connor, now touring with the Dubliners joining Michael in the pub after their concert together.  

 The Ulster American Folk Park, which presented "From Senegal to Seeger" is devoted the telling the story of emigration from Ireland to America. 

 

Here is one of the streets of the Ulster American Folk Park---an art center, a museum, a research center, and the site of many great musical performances. 



Two banjos waiting for a train.  

 

The view out the train window in England.