Bluegrass music festival planned 14 groups set to play at event

July 09, 1993|By Ellie Baublitz | Ellie Baublitz,Contributing Writer

Get out the picks and limber up the fingers.

The seventh annual Kingsdale Bluegrass Music Festival comes to the Kingsdale (Pa.) Fire Company Grounds Thursday through July 18.

Fourteen bluegrass groups will take the stage to offer a variety of down-home sounds with banjos, mandolins, guitars and bass.

"We love the music," said Leroy Eyler of Taneytown, who runs the event. "We call it true American music, we use all acoustic instruments, no electric. My whole family plays."

Mr. Eyler, his wife, Dottie, son, Dale, daughter, Bonnie Lou Young, and banjo player Dave Mickley are the Carroll County Ramblers, who will play July 16 and 17.

This year's event starts at 6 p.m. Thursday with a potluck supper. Then three groups will play from 7:30 p.m. to 10:20 p.m.

July 16 - 18 all start with breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., with music from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m to midnight on July 16.

The picking continues from 11:30 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. and 7 p.m. to midnight on July 17, with a supper break from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Events on July 17 include instrument workshops at 3 p.m. with the Warrior River Boys answering questions and giving informal lessons in banjo, mandolin, guitar and bass. The Kingsdale Square Dance begins at 8:30 p.m. in the fire hall.

On July 18, music will run from 10 a.m. to 4:40 p.m., with a lunch break at 11:30 a.m.

The masters of ceremonies will be Ray Davis, WAMU radio in Washington, and Denny Bingaman, WPVG radio in Hagerstown.

Besides such groups as the Osborne Brothers, Reno Brothers, Gary Brewer and the Kentucky Ramblers, the show will feature the German group Sacred Sounds of Grass, which will be highlighted Sunday.

"We advertise in a national magazine, Bluegrass Unlimited, that goes all over Europe, so we get quite a nice mixture and we all have a good time," Mr. Eyler said.

Tickets to the festival may be purchased in advance or at the gate. A three-day advance ticket, including the Thursday supper and warm-up show, is $28; at the gate, $33. One-day tickets are $7 for Thursday, $12 each for July 16 and 18, and $15 for July 17.

The Kingsdale Fire Company Grounds are on Route 194 about 5 miles north of Taneytown. Information: Mr. Eyler, 346-7306; during the festival, the Kingsdale fire hall, (717) 359-5566.

Bluegrass festival lineup

Here is a complete schedule of performers and other activities for the Kingsdale Bluegrass Music Festival July 15-18 at the Kingsdale Fire Company Grounds on Route 194, five miles north of Taneytown.

THURSDAY

* 6 p.m., potluck supper.

* 7:30 p.m., No Leeway.

* 8:05 p.m., Pipe Creek Bluegrass.

* 8:40 p.m., Original Carroll County Ramblers.

* 9:15 p.m., No Leeway.

2& * 9:50 p.m., Pipe Creek Bluegrass.

FRIDAY

* 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., breakfast in the fire hall.

* 4 p.m., Robert White and Candy Mountain Express.

* 4:55 p.m., Carroll County Ramblers.

* 5:50 p.m., Gary Brewer and Kentucky Ramblers.

* 6:45 p.m., Osborne Brothers.

* 7:30 p.m., supper, open mike.

* 8:30 p.m., Carroll County Ramblers.

* 9:25 p.m., Osborne Brothers.

* 10:20 p.m., Robert White and Candy Mountain Express.

@4 * 11:15 p.m., Gary Brewer and Kentucky Ramblers.

SATURDAY

* 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., breakfast in the fire hall.

* 11:30 a.m., Dean Sapp and The Harford Express.

* 12:25 p.m., Carroll County Ramblers.

* 1:20 p.m., Warrior River Boys.

* 2:15 p.m., The Reno Brothers.

* 3 p.m., instrument workshops.

* 3:10 p.m., Gary Brewer and Kentucky Ramblers.

* 4:05 p.m., Paul Mullins and Traditional Grass.

* 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., supper break.

* 7 p.m., Carroll County Ramblers.

* 7:40 p.m., the Reno Brothers.

* 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., square dance in fire hall.

* 8:35 p.m., Dean Sapp and The Harford Express.

* 9:30 p.m., Gary Brewer and Kentucky Ramblers.

* 10:25 p.m., Warrior River Boys.

A5 * 11:20 p.m., Paul Mullins and Traditional Grass.

SUNDAY

* 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., breakfast in the fire hall.

* 10 a.m., Delmar Delaney and Friends.

* 10:45 a.m., Gene and Joe and Highland Grass.

* 11:30 a.m., New Dominion Bluegrass.

* 12:15 p.m., Sacred Sounds of Grass.

* 12:50 p.m., lunch break.

* 1:50 p.m., Delmar Delaney and Friends.

* 2:35 p.m., New Dominion Bluegrass.

* 3:20 p.m., Gene and Joe and Highland Grass.

4( * 4:05 p.m., Sacred Sounds of Grass.

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