Tuesday, 26 October 2010

5th Westport Folk & Bluegrass Festival, 24-26 June 2011

Uri Kohen of Electric Cave Production has announced the programme for the fifth annual Westport Folk & Bluegrass Festival, which will be held in Westport, Co. Mayo, in the west of Ireland, on 24-26 June 2011. The main venue will be the Wyatt Hotel, where a special offer should be available for accommodation. A new website for the festival should be live by January 2011, and more details will be made available.

A Band Like Alice

To mark the fifth festival a strong lineup has been drawn up, with eleven groups headed by A Band Like Alice (UK), Tim Rogers & the Clew Bay Critters (USA/IRL), and the Dust Busters (USA), as well as three other US acts and four from Ireland.

Tim Rogers & the Clew Bay Critters

The programme also features workshops, sessions, and pub gigs. Tickets for the main event will remain priced at €15. Geraghty's pub in Westport will continue to hold folk and bluegrass gigs between now and the festival.

The Dust Busters (USA)