30 August 2016

Bunratty Bluegrass Festival concert schedule, 21-3 Oct. 2016

Thanks to Brendan Walsh of the Sixmilebridge Folk Club in Co. Clare (organiser of the annual Shannonside Winter Music Festival) for this poster giving the concert schedule and other details for the Bunratty Bluegrass Festival, to be held in and around Bunratty village and Folk Park on the weekend Friday 21-Sunday 23 October.

On Friday the concert, beginning at 8.30 p.m., will be in Durty Nelly's, with the Demolition String Band (USA), Cup O’ Joe, and Woodbine. On Saturday the concert will begin at 8.00 p.m. in the Creamery, with Monogram (CZ) - one of the very best bands from the Czech Republic, powerhouse of bluegrass in Europe - and Greenshine. On Sunday evening, from 5.00 p.m., the concert will be again in Durty Nelly's, with Barry and Holly Tashian & the E-5 Band (USA) and Cup O’ Joe. Entry to each concert is €15, and a ticket for all three is €30; to book, text 086 8464509.

As well as the concerts, there will be free-admission sessions at seven venues around Bunratty village, starting at 8.00 p.m. on Friday, 2.00 p.m. on Saturday, and 12 noon on Sunday. Pat & Ricky Kelleher, John Nyhan, Leo Hayes, and Bill Forster are expected to be prominent. On Sunday there will also be music every hour at four venues in the Folk Park, from noon to 4.00 p.m.

Full details will be published in the very near future on the Bunratty website and the Festival Facebook. Meanwhile, remember: you saw it first on the Bluegrass Ireland Blog!

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