Over the years, we established the first main concert of the festival as a celebration American Old Time Music. This year we are delighted to present to acts who are masters of the tradition from two very different parts of The US.
First will take to the stage are The Local Honeys from East Kentucky.
The Local Honeys are comprised of Linda Jean Stokley and Montana Hobbs. Stokley from the rolling hills of the Bluegrass, and Hobbs from the foothills of the Appalachian region have developed a sweet sound of the bluegrass kissing the mountains.
They have dedicated themselves to the preservation of old music and the creation of new music. Their songwriting often reflects subject matter that little girls ought not talk about. This element played a strong impact in the production and creation of their debut album, “Little Girls Actin’ Like Men.”
The Second act to take to the stage is The Big Chimney Barn Dance from Alaska.
This will be the band’s first ever Irish festival performance .
Big Chimney Barn Dance is an Alaskan Old Time stringband made up of dear friends who love to play traditional American music.
Formed in 2016 where the Chugach Mountain Range meets the Turnagain Arm in Girdwood, Alaska, Big Chimney Barn Dance consists of six prominent members of Alaska's vibrant acoustic music scene: Jason Norris on fiddle and mandolin, Danny Consenstein on fiddle, Rion Schmidt on five string banjo, Nate Williamson on guitar, Carter Bancroft on fiddle and mandolin, and Garren Volper on upright bass.
We hope you come join us for what has become one of the festival’s special events. We celebrate the vibrant old time tradition that is inseparable from the development of bluegrass with two great American bands in a beautiful setting. Don’t miss it!