About the Festival

After two years of on line events, Westport Folk and Bluegrass Festival will return to live and in person event over many venues in the centre of Westport, Co. Mayo.

The festival will welcome 15 different acts from the US, UK, Germany, Czech Republic and from Ireland.

The program will feature pub gigs, concerts, sessions, workshops as well as the much loved Gospel Hour, Square Dance and the Mystery Gig....

Among the acts are the world renown Henhouse Prowlers (Chicago), Award winning Stillhouse Junkies (Colorado) and California Old Time band SLO County Stumblers to name but a few.

In addition to unique and exciting program, the festival committee worked very hard to bond collaboration with some international festivals such as the Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival (NL), Fire in The Mountain (UK) and the Claremorris Folk festival, closer to home .

The Festival is also proud to announce to major endorsements from two of the industry leading organisation; “Appalshop” – the world leaders in the preservation and promotion of Appalachian culture and life style, and Mandolin Cafe – The main website to cover all mandolin related topics.

The event which was hailed as one of the curtain raisers of the town tourist season is due to draw many musicians and music fans from all over the world.

Friends & Sponsors of The Festival

IBMARadio BristolClaremorris Folk FestivalLonesome HighwayRotterdam Bluegrass FestivalCalifornia Bluegrass AssociationCuppa Tea TVThe Arts Council Mayo County Council Mescan Brewery Jim Beam Mayo.ie Destination Westport Westport DIY Avenir Design

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