20 July 2019

Whelan's Blues, Roots & Brass Festival, 2-5 Aug. 2019

Whelan's of Wexford St., Dublin 2, announce their annual Blues, Roots & Brass Festival, which this year will be held from Friday 2 August to Monday 5 August. Over twenty acts will appear on two stages over the four days, and entry is free to all events. The most bluegrass-related acts among the twenty at present on the lineup are the Tan and Sober Gentlemen from North Carolina, playing 'Celtic punk-grass', and Dublin's 'alt-country, roots 'n' bluegrass' Desert Aces, but more bands are to be announced.

The Tan and Sober Gentlemen (see the BIB for 2 Dec. 2018) are playing the following dates in Ireland this summer:

Thurs. 25th July: O'Regan's, Schull, Skibbereen, Co. Cork
Fri. 26th: Hackett's, Cork city
Sat. 27th: Waterford city (part of 'Summer in the City 2019')
Sun. 28th: The Sky and the Ground, Wexford town
Wed. 31st: The Underground Venue, Dublin

Fri. 2nd Aug.: Tully's, Waterford city
Sat. 3rd—Sun. 4th: Whelan's Blues Roots and Brass Festival, Wexford St., Dublin 2
Sun. 4th: Gorey Market House Festival 2019, Gorey, Co. Wexford
Mon. 5th: Róisín Dubh, Galway city

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