Yonder Mountain String Band Announces Extensive Fall Tour Dates

first_imgYonder Mountain String Band have announced their Fall Tour dates. Starting on October 5th at the WorkPlay Theatre in Birmingham, AL, the jam-grass outfit will hit venues such as The 9:30 Club in Washington, DC, The Ardmore Music Hall in Philadelphia, PA, First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN, and The Higher Ground in Burlington, VT before wrapping things up at The Waiting Room in Omaha, NE on October 20th. The band will be supported by Fruition, Billy Strings, and Pert Near Sandstone on select dates throughout the run.See below for full details on all of the upcoming Yonder Mountain String Band fall tour dates.October 5th – Birmingham, AL – Workplay TheaterOctober 6th – Augusta, GA – Jessye Norman AmphitheateOctober 7th – Corolla, NC – Mustang Music FestivalOctober 8th – Charlotte, NC – US National Whitewater CenterOctober 9th – Boone, NC – Appalachian State LegendsOcotober 12th – Roanoke, VA – Jefferson CenterOctober 13th – Morgantown, WV – Mainstage MorgantownOctober 14th – Charlottesville, VA – The Jefferson TheaterOctober 15th – Washington, DC – 9:30 ClubOctober 16th – Ardmore, PA – The Ardmore Music HallOctober 19th-20th – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn BowlOctober 21st – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock ClubOctober 22 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground BallroomOctober 23 – Portland, ME – Port City Music HallOctober 26 – Ann Arbor, MI – The Ark.October 27 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall BallroomOctober 28th – Minneapolis, MN – First AvenueOctober 29th – Chicago, IL – House of Blues ChicagoOctober 30th – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Roomlast_img read more

Madigan urged to act as native Donegal hare under threat

first_imgTHE Government has been accused of hypocrisy over its failure to protect one of Ireland’s indigenous species – the Irish Hare.The Irish mountain hare is a legally protected species under the Irish Wildlife act, the European Habitats directive and the international Berne Convention…..but only for five months a year!The protection doesn’t exist during the hunting season when the animal can be used for coursing or can be killed by hunters. And campaigners fear the Irish hare will go the way of the curlew. The renewed calls for a ban on hare coursing and hare hunting follows a warning from wildlife experts that the Irish Hare is “in trouble”, with dwindling numbers.A feature on RTE Radio 1’s Mooney Goes Wild claimed hares in some parts of Ireland are “becoming extinct”.Programme presenter Derek Mooney told listeners that while hares are thriving at Dublin Airport, “their numbers elsewhere around the country are dwindling”.Speaking on the show, ecologist Dr Karina Dingerkus said that “over the last 50 years, numbers have declined significantly.” The National Parks and Wildlife Service – where Madigan is Minister – has commissioned Queen’s University Belfast to carry out a hare survey this year and next to get a population estimate.“We know that hare populations do fluctuate naturally but we don’t know by how much,” Dr Dingerkus stated. “We certainly know that numbers have declined.”Later in the programme, she added: “We don’t see very many…Certainly over the past 50 years, we know numbers have dropped dramatically…they’re in trouble…we do know that they have been dropping over a long period of time.”Hare coursing is licensed by Minister Madigan and the National Parks and Wildlife Service and is allowed from August to February, despite the ‘protection’ of European laws.The Ban Bloodsports Group said: “Thousands of hares are snatched from the wild in nets, held in captivity for months, manhandled, fed an unnatural diet and eventually forced to run for their lives from pairs of greyhounds. Every coursing season, hares are injured and killed on coursing fields and those who survive the ordeal are at risk of later dying as a result of stress-related capture myopathy. “Hares are not only under threat from cruel coursers but also from shooters and hunters with packs of hounds.“According to the National Parks and Wildlife Service website, the permitted “hunting period” for the Irish Hare runs from “the 26th day of September in each year and ending on the 28th day of February in the year immediately following that year.” The “manner of hunting” is “shooting with firearms; coursing at regulated coursing matches; hunting with packs of beagles and harriers.”“This latest acknowledgement that the Irish Hare is in trouble with numbers having “dropped dramatically” should set alarm bells ringing in Minister Madigan’s office and at the NPWS. They should learn from what happened to the curlew, a bird now on the brink of extinction in Ireland.“It wasn’t until 2012, when its numbers had plummeted by up to 96%, that a ban on curlew shooting was finally put in place. Announcing the long overdue ban, the then Minister Jimmy Deenihan referred to the massive fall in curlews as “a rather dramatic reduction”. The group is calling on people here in Co Donegal to contact Minister Josepha Madigan and the National Parks and Wildlife Service to demand an immediate ban on all hare coursing, hare shooting and hare hunting – 12 months of the year.Minister Josepha MadiganMinister for Culture, Heritage & the GaeltachtPhone: +353 (0)1 631 3800John FitzgeraldDirector, National Parks and Wildlife ServicePhone: +353 (0)1 888 3242Email: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] a comment on Facebook: https://facebook.com/JosephaMadiganFGTweet to: @josephamadiganMadigan urged to act as native Donegal hare under threat was last modified: April 5th, 2018 by John2Share 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:donegalextinctionIrish Harelast_img read more

Film crew in town

first_imgX CON FILMS visited Ladysmith on Tuesday morning to shoot a documentary about Islam.Their production, called An-Mur, is aired every Saturday on SABC 3 at 6pm. The crew is from Cape Town.This production shows and teaches the history of Islam, and the different countries that are significant to Islam.The crew travels all around the world, visiting places and interviewing people with the intention of reaching more Islamic viewers.The crew visited Ladysmith and met up with Mr Iqbal Khan. Mr Khan showed them all the historic places in Ladysmith and highlighted their symbolic history as well.  This is the first time the crew has been to Ladysmith – they were surprised and pleased at how friendly the people of Ladysmith are.“I really love this town and the friendly people, as well as how neat the place is,” said assistant producer Roxanne Harris.After shooting their documentary with Mr Khan, they visited Mr Bemaat and had a quick shoot with him as he prepared his favourite dish.After a busy and entertaining day, they enjoyed a hot meal and left for Johannesburg for more filming.DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Join us there! WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsitelast_img read more