Many thanks to the folks over at Bluegrass Today for sharing the news about our tour of Ireland, which kicks off next week!
"Virginia grassers East Of Monroe are packing that grip for a week-long tour of Ireland in April. The six-piece group specializes in original bluegrass, and they are all looking forward to their first band visit to the Emerald Isle next month.Their tour will include stops in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland from April 6-14. Pubs, clubs, and theaters are on the itinerary, with plenty of time left over for sightseeing along the way. “I’ve always wanted to visit Ireland,” says guitarist and vocalist Jackie Frost. “I especially am interested in meeting and learning from the musicians there, since our music is so similar and so much of our music evolved from theirs.”“Bluegrass music has a lot of Irish influence,” continues bass player Billy Budd. “This will be East of Monroe’s first visit there, and we are excited to visit a country with such a rich musical history.”
As we make those last-minute preparations for our adventure, we'd like to encourage you to follow along with us on social media (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) if you're interested in keeping up with our trip! We hope to see you soon- whether it's in person in Ireland or just on our social media! Thanks, as always, for your support!