Open House Winter Weekend, 31 Jan.-3 Feb. 2013
Open House Festival team in Belfast for news of this new event combining Irish and American music in the manner pioneered by the Johnny Keenan Banjo Festival. Kieran says:
I'm not sure whether I'd call this a festival announcement but I am certainly at ease calling it a weekender, or a gathering. Whatever the name of the event, it's the content that really matters. And in this case, it's the very best (and what inspires us) in American folk & traditional Irish music - laced with that cutting edge, DIY spirit that makes it so Open House.
We hope the weekender has got it all: fully seated concerts, hillbilly hoedown, free gigs on both Friday and Saturday nights, a sessions trail, old-time pub jams, a trip to Bangor, and even a 40th birthday bash! (no, not mine but our trusted trustee chairperson, Craig Walker). The only thing we are missing is face painting...
Read the full details on the Open House e-newsletter.