04 August 2016

Bluegrass back in Bruff, 30 Sept.-2 Oct. 2016! (update)

A 2012 photo of Clancy's Bar

Thanks to Jack Clancy of Clancy's Bar, on Main St., Bruff, Co. Limerick, for the news that a full weekend of bluegrass music in Bruff is in preparation for the three days 30 September-2 October this year.

The Bruff Bluegrass Festivals began in 2009, and many bands from all over Ireland have played there over the years, including - in no particular order - the Molly Hicks, Tennessee Hennessees, Niall Toner Band, Woodbine, Bending the Strings, Southern Bluegrass Union, Southern Welfare, Sullivan Brothers, Bluestack Mountain Boys, Down and Out Bluegrass Band, Blackhill Road Gang, Knotty Pine String Band, Red Cloud Bluegrass, Watery Hill Boys, Tin Box Company, Rocky Top String Band, Well Enough Alone, Harpers Hollow Bluegrass Band, and the Clem O'Brien Band. In 2011 the Wiretappers from Seattle, Washington, also took part.

Bruff festivals have also been notable for their 'sideshows': the Hillbilly Tractor Run, Cajun barbecue served on the street, Donkey Derby, horse-shoe pitching contest, Morning Star Rose competition, the Big Mock Wedding, and the High Nellie Flying Column from Kilkenny and Cappamore. Full details of this year's event will be announced in due course.

Update 14 Aug.: For further information, contact Jack Clancy by 'phone (061 382488) or e-mail.

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