25th Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival (Aug 22nd-25th)
The picturesque Co. Waterford fishing village will play host to the 25th Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival which returns to its shores from August 22nd to August 25th.
Fans of bluegrass, honky-tonk, blues, country, Americana and rhythm ‘n’ roots are in for a real musical treat as the festival will feature a host of artists playing almost forty free gigs throughout the village.
Making their Dunmore East debut is “The 19th Street Band”. Hailing originally from Hollywood, Northern Ireland, Caolaidhe Davis moved to the US in 2005 to pursue a career in music. While establishing an earlier band, he found himself in need of a fiddle player and met Meghan, who auditioned for his band. What Caolaidhe didn’t know was that he was auditioning his future wife. Fast-forward a few months and the pair found themselves living on ‘19th Street’ in Arlington, Virginia, writing songs and creating the sound that would become the backbone of “The 19th Street Band”, an exciting fusion of Americana, country and rock.
New acts appearing at this year’s festival include Liz Moriondo, Raglan Rodeo and Alfi, along with returning acts, Land’s End, Mons Wheeler Band, Pilgrim St, Kiss My Grass, Whistle and Charlie Reader.
The 25th Dunmore East Bluegrass Festival, Co. Waterford kicks off on Thursday, August 22nd at the Strand Inn and heralds the start of four days of free gigs throughout the village.
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