By Ruth Ellen Gruber
I haven't posted on this blog for a few weeks, as I've been traveling in Romania (see my Jewish Heritage blog for details).
But here's some interesting news in the Sauerkraut (or, I guess, Haggis) Cowboy world: According to the BBC, ticket sales are up nearly 40 percent at this weekend's Creetown Country Music Festival in Scotland, defying recession trends.
Read full BBC article
Organisers of the event in Creetown, Dumfries and Galloway, said a move to a new site had helped to provide a real surge in its popularity.
They hope that the 13th edition of the annual festival - staged this weekend - can beat its ticket sales record.
According to the festival web site there will be more than two dozen country acts, plus a street fair, western events -- and all the other typical stuff making up the imaginary wild west.