31 July 2015

Bluegrass at the Maiden City Festival, Derry, 1-2 Aug. 2015

The bluegrass part of the Maiden City Festival at Derry city begins tomorrow (Saturday 1 Aug.) at 1.00 p.m. with the long established Bluegrass on the Walls programme, in which bands perform on or near locations on the circuit of the city walls. This event was first organised in 2000 by award-winning Donegal writer and broadcaster (and doyen of Irish bluegrass MCs) Frank Galligan. The 2015 programme features KingBlue, SAY WHAT, Cat & the Lilies, the Down and Out Bluegrass Band, The White Mansions, and the Cool Hand String Band.

Bluegrass on the Walls (1.00-4.00 p.m.) will be followed at 8.30-11.30 p.m. by an Oldtime Bluegrass Concert in the Memorial Hall (the 'Mem'), Society St. The following day (Sunday 2 Aug.) the Bluegrass Brunch will take place in the Craft Village Square off Shipquay St. from 1.00 to 6.00 p.m.

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