Wednesday, 11th July 2012
What started in 1995 as a small intimate music session bringing together an eclectic group of bluegrass musicians, has grown and flourished and this year sees the Guinness International Bluegrass Festival return to Dunmore East for its 18th year.
The festival will take place from August 23rd to August 26th and the festival organisers are delighted to welcome back perennial bluegrass favourite, Jack Grace, aka The Martini Cowboy.
Jack Grace and his band will headline an enviable line up of bluegrass artists for Ireland's only free bluegrass music festival and fans are expected to descend on the picturesque village to enjoy free music events played throughout the pubs and hotels.
According to Mick Daly, founder and organiser, this year's festival promises something for all music lovers.
"Headline act Jack Grace, from New York, brings his own unique urban style to bluegrass, while there will be the more traditional bluegrass names featuring at the festival, such as The Cotton Pickin' Rodeo Clowns, the Mons Wheeler Band, Land's End and The Jeff and Vida Band.”
"Visitors can also expect some high energy performances from Galway band Mikey and the Scallywags, returning for their second year and bringing with them a variety of entertainment that ranges from gypsy to bluegrass to folk to storytelling”, he added.
The 18th Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival kicks off at 7pm on Thursday, August 23rd at The Spinnaker Bar and Restaurant
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The Jack Grace Band will headline 18th Guinness International Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival
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