Béla Fleck, Del & Dawg And More Set For Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival

first_imgIf you are a fan of bluegrass and the art of pickin’ in and of itself, Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival has got an incredible lineup of some of the best artists in the traditional and progressive bluegrass, jamgrass, and Americana scenes. With a four-day event set to take place on Walsh Farm in Oak Hill, NY from July 14th-17th, Grey Fox Bluegrass features a veritable who’s who lineup with a set from Béla Fleck & Chris Thile, Del & Dawg, Jerry Douglas presents The Earls of Leicester, Steep Canyon Rangers, The David Grisman Bluegrass Experience, The Wood Brothers, Donna the Buffalo, Elephant Revival and so much more.Béla Fleck & Chris Thile cover Radiohead’s “Morning Bell” (from Kid A) in 2007:With over 175 performances, some serious spur of the moment jam session, music and dance workshops, open mic’s, delicious food, and a stage dedicated to children’s entertainment, Grey Fox has a communal vibe and is very family friendly as well. For ticket and additional information, check out the festival website HERE.Grey Fox Bluegrass has released its daily artist schedule, which can be seen below:Thursday, July 14, 2016: The Steep Canyon Rangers • The Wood Brothers • Band of Ruhks • Lonely Heartstring Band • Front Country • Scythian • The Horse Flies • Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore • Mile Twelve • John Kirk and Trish Miller • Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers • Savannah Acoustic Music Seminar Showcase, and Host Band: Dry Branch Fire SquadFriday, July 15, 2016: Del and Dawg • Jerry Douglas presents the Earls of Leicester • The Del McCoury Band • David Grisman’s Bluegrass Experience • The O’Connor Band featuring Mark O’Connor • The SteelDrivers • Trout Steak Revival • Lonely Heartstring Band • Front Country • The Stray Birds • Matuto • Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore • Rushad Eggleston • Joe Craven and the Sometimers • Compton and Newberry • The Mike + Ruthy Band • The Railsplitters • Charm City Junction • John Kirk and Trish Miller • Berklee College of Music Showcase and Host Band, Dry Branch Fire Squad.Saturday, July 16, 2016: Béla Fleck and Chris Thile • The Gibson Brothers • Sara Watkins • Della Mae • Donna The Buffalo • Mr. Sun • Sierra Hull • Elephant Revival • Lonely Heartstring Band • Rushad Eggleston • Joe Craven and the Sometimers • The Mike+Ruthy Band • The Railsplitters • John Kirk, Trish Miller & Quick Step • The Gather Rounders • Savannah Acoustic Music Seminar Showcase and host band, The Dry Branch Fire Squad.Sunday, July 17, 2016: ‘A Taste of Grey Fox’ Concert & Food Drive: Dry Branch Fire Squad • Della Mae • The Mike+Ruthy Band • The Stray Birds • Joe Craven and the Sometimers • Grey Fox Bluegrass Academy for Kids • 2016 Grey Fox Bill Vernon Memorial Scholarship Presentationlast_img read more

Granger flip-flops on appointment of GECOM Chairman

first_imgPresident David GrangerFormer Attorney General Mohabir Anil NandlallPresident David Granger, during a televised interview on Friday to address concerns that he was overstepping his role in the process of selecting a GECOM Chairman by presenting nominees to be considered for the post, said he foresaw gridlock in the process of selecting six acceptable nominees.He explained that the CCJ had made it clear that it is not altering the Constitution, which states that the Opposition Leader should present a list of six to the President for the selection of the new GECOM Chair, but was moving away from unilateralism in the appointment and towards consensus.“This means that if the President of Guyana has the role to play in the selection of Chairman, the process will be faster, and both sides will be happier at the end of it because we would have agreed during the stage of the (hammering out) process on the appointment of the Chairman. I can only do that if I’m involved,” he posited.President Granger went on to say that he cannot simply sit and wait for the final list to be sent to him, because this is what failed in the past and forced him to resort to the proviso in the Constitution which empowers him to appoint a Chairman if the list submitted by the Leader of the Opposition was not in accordance with the Constitution.“So it’s very important that we pay attention to spirit and the letter of consequential orders (of the CCJ); that is to say, that the President must be given a role, and it means that I have to be involved in the selection of nominees before the (final list of six) nominees comes back to me. It is no longer a one-sided affair. It is no longer unilateral; it is consensual. Both Government and the Opposition have to be involved,” he asserted.“There is no way the removal of the President’s role in the hammering out process of that list could result in an outcome that is consensual and that is acceptable. It would be spurious if the Opposition insists on exclusively or unilaterally crafting that list. The CCJ ruling makes that impossible,” he said.However, former Attorney General Mohabir Anil Nandlall stated, “Something is seriously wrong with the President. The CCJ ruled that the President cannot appoint a person of his own choosing once the Leader of the Opposition submits a list to him. When one strips the engagement between the Leader of the Opposition and the President of their esoteric content, it boils down to the President insisting on appointing someone of his own choosing.”Nandlall further explained that, “The CCJ guidance must be interpreted in a context. That context is Article 161 (2) of the Constitution. That Article mandates for the Leader of the Opposition to submit names to find the “not unacceptability” of the President.“All that the CCJ did was to explain how this objective can be achieved. The CCJ never intended — and simply could not have intended — to invest the President with a power to submit names to the Leader of the Opposition. Any interpretation of the CCJ judgement which lends to that conclusion is an interpretation that is irrational, capricious, whimsical, and absolutely ignorant of the provisions of Article 161 of the Constitution and the intention placed upon it by the CCJ,” the former Attorney General stated.At this stage of the informal process, four names were deemed “not unacceptable” to the President by Granger. However, after Granger’s representatives submitted a list of eight names, the list was “shortlisted” to two names, because not all eight names were “not unacceptable” to the President.However, the Opposition Leader submitted four new names to the President for his consideration, as part of the ongoing informal process.Notably, at his most recent press conference (18th July 2019), in addressing the current process that is ongoing, Jagdeo said both sides are trying to “hammer out” names as part of a process to reach consensus.“We have not changed the Constitution…we have made some progress; we have four already, we will work on two or three more. And we will have no questions of rejection at that point in time of the list,” he declared.The June 18, 2019 ruling of the Caribbean Court of Justice made clear that once there is a process of engagement, the President cannot use the proviso to make a unilateral appointment. The ruling said, “[Paragraph 28] Unilateral appointment by the President in keeping with the proviso to Article 161(2) can hardly be an option if the Leader of the Opposition demonstrates a willingness to engage in good faith the process outlined above.”On the smoothness of the engagement between the Parliamentary Opposition and the APNU+AFC Coalition, the Opposition Leader said, “There are a lot of outside players who are trying to influence the process and influence the President not to comply with the Constitution. That is for him to sort out.”Nonetheless, he stressed that the Constitution has not been changed relative to his role in submitting to Granger names which will be considered for appointment of a new GECOM Chairperson.last_img read more

TRAVEL: TWO WEEKS IN THE SUN FOR THE PRICE OF ONE

first_imgLATE BREAK DEALS: FROM Liberty Travel, Letterkenny: Grab this fantastic bargain before its too late, depart on 13th April and stay for 14 nights in 4* Sea Pearl Hotel on B&B basis for just €299 per person for Adults & €199 for Kids.The Sea Pearl Hotel is now firmly established as a favourite with Irish holidaymakers in Kusadasi and caters for singles, couples and is particularly popular with families. You can choose to spend your day around the large lagoon style swimming pool, where there is always something happening, or relaxing in one of the quiet garden areas away from the excitement. Whatever your taste this hotel boasts an abundance of facilities to suit your holiday needs.April is a great month to visit Kusadasi if you enjoy pleasant temperatures and want to avoid the scorching sun of the summer months and the crowds of tourist that are attracted by it. You can expect pleasant temperatures of around 18°C during the day, dropping to a cool 11°C on an evening. Places are limited so book NOW to avoid missing out! Liberty Travel Unit 1 Larkin House, Letterkenny, County Donegal+ 353 (0) 74 91 [email protected]@libertytravel.ieTRAVEL: TWO WEEKS IN THE SUN FOR THE PRICE OF ONE was last modified: March 26th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:TRAVEL: TWO WEEKS IN THE SUN FOR THE PRICE OF ONElast_img read more

Experience something different at this youth service culture event

first_imgThe Letterkenny Youth Information centre have a fun international culture afternoon planned for Tuesday, the 14th of November. Everyone is invited to come along from 3-6pm for this free event.Following the success of the Polish Culture evening at the centre in 2016, the group has decided to go even bigger this year. This year there will be representatives from lots of different cultures, such as Pakistan, Ukraine, Poland, Spain and Turkey.There will be traditional music, food, history of each country, tongue twisters and more. So come along and hear, learn, and taste something new. This is a great opportunity to experience different cultures right on your doorstep. Zapraszamy, Khush Aamadeed, Estais todos invitados, запрошуємо всіх, you are all invited!This is a strictly no alcohol event. The Letterkenny Youth Information Centre (YIC) provide a free, and confidential information service to young people and those who work with them. The centre managed by Donegal Youth Service provides information and support for employment, studying, travel, rights, employment, accommodation, and more, as well as a space to hang out with friends, and meet new people.The Letterkenny Youth Information Centre is located at Donegal Youth Service 16-18 Port Road on the top floor. A lift is also available. For more information please contact them on (074) 91 29640, www.donegalyouthservice.ie or find them on Facebook or Twitter. Donegal Youth Service are a registered charity CHY 15027. Experience something different at this youth service culture event was last modified: November 10th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more