Big Wheel Blues Festival
Friday 2nd and
Saturday 3rd May, 2008
Ballroom, Laxey Glen Gardens
Only a few days to go
before the 10th Bushy’s Big Wheel Blues Festival gets
underway at the Pavilion Music Room, Laxey Glen Gardens.
Friday May 2nd through Saturday May 3rd.
There’s a fantastic
line-up of top class international blues music on the
Cains’ Main Stage with performances in a vast range of
musical styles. There really is something here for
everyone … !
Friday night ranges
from the country blues of Michael Roach, through the
rocking power of Val Cowell & Primo Blues to the funky
tones of Hamilton Loomis and his Band. Hamilton's
European tour this year ends here on the Isle of Man and
he's off to Houston early Saturday morning!
2nd May 2008
Saturday afternoon – you get the
best of the Manx Blues scene for free! From The
Soul Suspects, Stone Creation, Walter Ego and
the Big Wheel Blues Band on the Cains’ Stage; to
our acoustic blues stage on the lawns of Laxey
Glen (subject to the weather) with music from
the Jurby Mountain Daredevils, Blue John and
Papa Cass, the Lawrences (Al, Katie & Mark),
Redgap and The Manx Jazz Kats.
you’re sipping your pint of Bushy’s in the bar
of the Pavilion (or, hopefully, outside in the
sunshine), your kids will be entertained either
by Monica George’s “Fiddly Fingers” supervised
face painting, drawing and other activities, or
by members of the Possan Straiddey Troupe with
whom your youngsters will learn some “street
circus” skills. Or they can just enjoy the
music at the Main Stage or simply sitting on the
grass at the acoustic tent!
night on the Cains’ Main Stage offers another
range of great live music – from the powerful
blues voice of Kyla Brox, accompanied by Danny
Blomeley’s amazing guitar work, through the
classic driving and gritty songs of Papa George
with the Primo Blues boys, and concluding with
our Saturday headliner, Sherman Robertson and
Blues Move – a classic Texas blues act, with
powerful guitar work and moving lyrics. Sherman
is flying in from Belfast to play for us for the
2nd date of his European tour.
There really is
"something for everyone" at this year's Blues Festival
weekend – Tickets are £15 per person per night – and the
Saturday afternoon stage and activities are all free!
You’d have to be mad to miss it!
See you there.
John, Pete, Dave,
Jonno, Tim, Seth & honorary lifetime president Dave Wade