18 May 2014

Westport 2014 well and truly launched

Thanks to the organising team at Westport, Co. Mayo, for this announcement:

Last Friday (16 May) the 8th Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival was officially launched.

On the night, Michael McLoughlin, the last serving chairperson of Westport town council, was on hand to start the proceedings. Darren Madden, manager of the Clew Bay Hotel, said a few words on behalf of the festival venues operators. Uri Kohen, festival producer, thanked the venues, artists, and music lovers for their long-standing support of the festival.

Music on the night was provided by the much loved Molly Hicks. A great crowd filled McGing's pub, which is one of the main festival partners and the home of the Electric Cave Production.

The festival website and Facebook page are now updated and Culturefox.ie (the official listing site of the national Arts Council) has a full breakdown of all the festival gigs. Uri and his team are looking forward to seeing all bluegrass fans in Westport on 13 June.

The images include the poster for the main concert (14 June), the festival's 2014 logo, and (bottom right) this year's beermat design.

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