Join us Saturday night for the grand concert in the superb Westport Town Hall Theatre. This year’s show features an international line-up from across the USA and Europe.
Hot Rock Pilgrims are a fantastic old time/bluegrass group featuring some of the most exciting young pickers in the South East of England. Hubert Murray (guitar), Dan Edwards (banjo), Bruno Pichler (dobro) and Kieran Towers (fiddle), and Sam Rose (bass). Together, they are a band comprised of "An Irishman, a German, and three Brits; together they will take you on a high-energy pilgrimage of Appalachian music and its descendants".
Gold Heart, featuring the Gold sisters Tori (mandolin), Jocey (guitar), and Shelby (fiddle) have been touring worldwide and astounding audiences with their vibrant personalities, tight harmonies and brilliant musicianship since 2005. The band is joined on stage by their father, Trent on bass, and their brother, Kai on banjo. A true family band with hundreds of live performances and four albums under their belt, Gold Heart features sibling harmony, superb musicianship and expert song writing, with Jocey and Shelby contributing the majority of the band’s impressive material.Gold Heart is thrilled to bring their music to Ireland.
Our headline act this year is G-runs 'n Roses - a young and energetic bluegrass band from the Czech Republic in the heart of Europe. They play both original and existing songs with a strong focus on solid rhythm and tight vocal harmonies. However youthful their music may be, tasteful it shall remain, and the band retains a deep respect for traditional bluegrass music. The band was formed in July 2006 and has performed in the current line-up since February 2012. Their first CD "Learning to Fly" was released in 2008 and their latest release "Gravity", which features the current line-up, arrived in May 2013. Both albums received enthusiastic reviews in the major European bluegrass magazines