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LIVE MUSIC: Cup’O’Joe
Fri, 28th June, 2019 @ 19:30pm - 21:30pm£6 – £11
Cup O’Joe, rising stars of the international bluegrass scene and BBC Young Folk Award nominees. This Northern Ireland-based trio is made up of siblings Benjamin, Reuben and Tabitha Agnew. They perform an original and energetic mix of bluegrass & gypsy jazz.
If you recognise Tabitha it’s because she wowed us with her Banjo playing with Midnight Skyracer last summer- We are thrilled to be able to welcome her back.
The siblings were raised on a healthy diet of music festivals and concerts from a young age and this influence is clear in their eclectic and enthusiastic performances.
With Reuben on guitar and mandolin, Benjamin on upright bass, and Tabitha on banjo and fiddle, their music is a fusion of hard driving Bluegrass with a mix of Jazz, Old Time, and Swing.
“Gorgeous blend of gentle bluegrass pickin’, beautiful folk melodies and mellow harmonies “ – Americana UK
The trio has played at festivals and events all over Europe and are the first non US group to have been asked to play on the Youth Stage at IBMA in Raleigh North Carolina.
“Even though they are still in their teens, their musical skills and prowess will make even the most seasoned musician take notice. Reuben, Tabitha and Benjamin Agnew could be mistaken for American-born-and-raised, but these three Armagh locals have merely caught a musical wind from the West and made it their own.”
–Open House Festival, Belfast