Cornwall’s Flats and Sharps, who will appear at St Ives Guildhall next Monday (Sept 11) as part of the St Ives September Festival, have been awarded vital financial backing to help fund their trip to the International Bluegrass Music Awards in the USA.
The band this week announced: “We are thrilled to announce that we have been awarded a grant by PRS Foundation International Showcase Fund to go towards the cost of our trip to the International Bluegrass Music Association Business Conference, Festival and Awards in Raleigh, NC later this month.
“Without this support we’d have had to have sold our (band) granny to get there. And with the incredible generosity of you fans it’s all shaping up to be costing us less than we feared!
“We also have a further sponsorship announcement to make very soon. Thanks so much!!!”
Tickets for Flats and Sharps at St Ives Guildhall are available on the CRBO website and at tourist information centres around the county.
See www.stivesseptemberfestival.co.uk for details of more than 300 events at the 15-day Festival.
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