Wednesday, 12 January 2011

New bluegrass festival for Co. Leitrim, Ireland: 12-14 Aug. 2011

The trend of holding small-scale bluegrass festivals in Ireland continues, with the announcement of a new festival to be held on 12-14 August 2011 in Mohill, Co. Leitrim.

A celebration to launch the new festival was held on Saturday 8 January, when the band Bending the Strings (above) performed for a full house in Clarke's Hotel at Mohill. The band played from 9.00 p.m. to 11.50 p.m., with an interval of about half an hour for a display of gunfighting skills by local Wild West enthusiasts. A well supported raffle in aid of the festival was followed by a jam session to end the evening.

The Mohill Bluegrass Festival is being organised by Tommy Kelleher and Joyce Merne. Full details will appear on the Bluegrass Ireland Blog in due course. For more info, contact Tommy by e-mail.