Wednesday, 11 December 2013

8th Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival, 13-15 June 2014

Uri Kohen, organiser of the Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival in Westport, Co. Mayo, in the west of Ireland, announces the dates and lineup for next year's event - from Friday 13 June to Sunday 15 June 2014, with acts from the UK, mainland Europe, America, and Australia, as well as Irish acts from all over the island.

Performers at the multi-venue festival will include the Loose Moose String Band (GB), the Corn Potatos (USA), Battenkill Ramblers (D), the Down and Out Bluegrass Band (NI), Hat Fitz and Cora Robinson (AUS), and Irish acts Miriam Donohue, the Sullivan Brothers, the Rocky Top String Band, and Tim Rogers & Friends. More acts will be announced soon. A new feature in 2014 will be the combining of members from different bands to form 'Super Groups', together with the established programme of workshops and informal sessions.

The full press release is on the Bluegrass Ireland Blog. Further details will be released on the Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival website and Facebook page.