The 2014 Irish Steel Guitar Festival will take place on the weekend of 18th and 19th October at the Green Isle Hotel, Newland's Cross, Dublin.

For booking information, hotel information and directions to the hotel please click here

For those driving to the hotel please click here for information relating to the roadworks at Newland's Cross

This year's featured player is
Buck Reid.

Buck Reid

Buck's music career started at the age of 11 when, inspired by his dad, a well known steel guitarist, he took up guitar and a few years later moved on to pedal steel. At 15 he was playing with a well known local band and also played on the famous "Wheeling Jamboree" radio show.

A few years later he auditioned for a job with Nashville singer John Anderson, he got the job and in 1982 moved to Nashville. After touring and recording with John for 8 years, Buck went on to either tour or record with many artist's such as... Rob Crosby, Chely Wright, Michelle Wright, Keith Urban and The Ranch, Jerry Kilgore, Matt King, Sting, Marcus Hummon, South 65, Confederate Railroad, Cindy Lou Harrington, Bill Anderson, Mark Miller of Sawyer Brown, LeAnn Rimes, Dierks Bentley and is currently playing with Lyle Lovett and his Large Band.

In 2006 and 2007, he added two major motion picture sound tracks to his credits,Runaway Vacation (Sony/Columbia Pictures) and Charlie Wilson's War (Universal Pictures).

Buck's main steel, a JCH, was built in 2001 by himself and Jimmie Crawford.
His website is www.buckreid.com

this is the confirmed list of players who will play

Buck Reid (USA)

Mark Horn (Germany)

Ken Byng (England)

Peter Nylund (Finland)

Francoise DeVille (England)

Percy Robinson (Ireland)

Frankie Lane (Ireland)

Paul Brennan (Ireland)

Sarah Jory (England)

Lionel Wendling (France)

Arthur James (Wales)

Kevan Bartholomew (England)

Willie Gamble (Scotland)

Aidan Cunningham (Ireland)

Richard Nelson (Ireland)

Sugar Moon Orchestra (Ireland)

Tony McGrath (Ireland)

This list may change due to circumstances beyond our control.

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