Bunratty Bluegrass Festival | Bunratty Village, Co. Clare, Ireland
21st to the 23rd October 2016
2016 is the year that this fledgling Bluegrass festival develops wings and competes on the National Bluegrass events calendar.
With an international line up that features Barry & Holly Tashian and the E5 Bluegrass Band from the US, Demolition String Band US and Monogram from the Chez republic you can expect the best of concerts.
Cup O’Joe, a young family trio from Armagh who are making a name for themselves on the international stage will also feature in the concerts, along with Irish Bluegrass veterans “Woodbine” and another family Bluegrass Band “Greenshine” from Cork.
Legendary pickers and session motivators John Nyhan and the Kelleher’s will further enhance the Cork connections. Added to the mix, the local bluegrass supporters, Leo Hayes & Bill Forester along with visiting musicians, and you have the makings of a top quality Bluegrass Festival.
With Fri. Sat. & Sun. concerts priced at €15 and over 20 free pub sessions, you’ll be spoilt for choice without breaking the bank. Weekend concert tickets are available at €30 from Brendan at 086 8464509 please text to book.
Once again the Bunratty Folk Park will take centre stage on Sunday the 23rd.Oct. There will be 8 scheduled one hour performances by most of the bands taking part in the festival. A great way to walk off the excesses of Saturday night, while still enjoying the best of Bluegrass!
Sixmilebridge Folk Club who promotes the festival will be catering for those of who are interested in where all this Bluegrass started, so there’s two Irish trad sessions thrown in for good measure.
Full program will be posted on the Sixmilebridge Folk Club website www.wmw.ie - for inquiries in the meantime email smbfolkclub(at)gmail.com