Wednesday, 2nd May 2012
joe lonergan presents his first Bluegrass Festival in the South East's premier holiday destination on the 1st, 2nd 3rd and 4th of June 2012.
With many years of experience promoting bluegrass in Ireland, Joe has put together a string of top bluegrass acts from Ireland, the UK and the U.S.A. for a truly great family weekend.
This year's festival will be officially opened by the Mayor of Tramore and the legendary Rocky Mills (with a couple of bluegrass songs!) in the Grand Hotel on Friday, 1st June at 7 pm when bands take to the stage for 3 days of blistering bluegrass music.
Over the weekend you can enjoy some great gigs in the Grand Hotel, Raglan Road, St Ledger, the Seahorse and the Vic. This is the first year of the festival but Joe is already planning for the next five years as he has his eye on the racecourse with a view to hiring the great talents of Alison Krauss, Bela Fleck, Tony Rice, Ricky Skaggs and all the greats of bluegrass.
Suggesting that it was a bit ambitious, Joe stated that there is only one way: "No half measures. By not getting the best the people of Tramore, Waterford and indeed bluegrass fans everywhere on the planet, would soon realize that it's just another bluegrass festival and I would have wasted my time as well as everyone else's."
So get to Tramore this June bank holiday weekend and kick off the summer season with great music, great food and maybe some moonshine.
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