Program

Friday June 8th - Sunday June 10th, 2018

Friday Night Main concert

Friday Night Main concert

Celebration of Old-Time music with to of the UK finest musicians of the genre.
Ben Paley, Tub Hunter & Dan Edwards
The Buffalo Gals

Saturday Night Main Concert

Saturday Night Main Concert

Truly international line up with three top acts from different parts of the world.
Hot Rock Pilgrims (Ireland & UK)
The Gold Heart Sisters (USA)
G - runs n' Roses (Czech Republic)

The Red Room Presents  - The Mystery Gig

The Red Room Presents - The Mystery Gig

Since the festival's early days, we have established strong relationship with the bluegrass scene in N. Ireland.

In this concert we are paying tribute to one of the Island's finest music venues - The Room in Cookstown, Co. Tyrone.

The names of the 3 cats to play at the event, will not be revealed till start of the show - Mystery indeed.

Record Fair

Record Fair

Once again, we are inviting number of Record sellers to put out their stoles of rare vinyl records and cd's

The Festival's first ever Square Dance

The Festival's first ever Square Dance

The Square dance are rooted deep in American folklore and always a big hit in Bluegrass festival.

We are delighted to introduce this event for the first time to our festival.

Music will be provided by The Buffalo Gals and special guests.

Luthier’s Showcase

Luthier’s Showcase

2014 was the first time the festival featured award-winning luthiers - traditional instrument makers - exhibiting their wares, talking about their craft and consulting with the public about fine instruments. This Saturday afternoon event has become a festival tradition and for the second year running the luthiers will set up in the fabulous Westport Town Hall Theatre. We will be including award-winning mandolin and guitar maker Brian Lofthouse, award-winning bow maker Gary Leahy, prolific and long established violin maker Graham Wright. Don't miss this opportunity to meet the makers and discuss the beautiful craft of luthiery

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