ONE of the best bluegrass bands on the music circuit makes a welcome return to The Market Place.
‘Bluegrass with attitude and boundless energy’ is a fitting description of the superb bluegrass band, ‘The Special Consensus’.
They began performing in the Midwest, USA in the spring of 1975 and have since toured all over the world to huge critical acclaim and packed houses.
‘The Special Consensus’ repertoire features original compositions by band members and professional songwriters as well as traditional bluegrass standards and songs by artists from other musical genres including Irving Berlin.
In November 2003, The Special Consensus received a standing ovation after the first band performance on the Grand Ole Opry at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium.
International tours have brought The Special Consensus to the United Kingdom, Canada, Europe, Ireland and South America.
In 1993, the band performed the first of many concerts with a symphony orchestra, complete with orchestral arrangements of songs from the band repertoire.
The fifteenth band recording “35” was released in 2010 in celebration of the 35th anniversary of the formation of the band as a professional touring and recording entity.
The Special Consensus will perform for one night only at The Market Place Theatre in Armagh on Friday, January 25 at 8pm.
Tickets are priced £13 each, and can be booked by contacting the Box Office on 3752 1821 or online at www.marketplacearmagh.com
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